The Famished Road by Ben Okri

Twenty-five years is a long time to wait to read a novel. To be frank, I’m not entirely sure it was worth it. The Famished Road by Ben Okri won the Booker Prize in 1991 and has remained on various bookshelves of mine since then. There was, I discover, a reason for that. Azaro is…

Final Cut by Steven Bach

Michael Cimino died last month. He was the film director who won multiple Oscars for The Deer Hunter but then followed it up with Heaven’s Gate, a film widely believed to have killed United Artists (UA) through overruns which saw an $8 million budget balloon to $36 million or more. It was also judged unwatchable, which is a tricky thing for a movie since…