Each week we’ll be recommending the best things to download from the app stores, to keep you bang up to date with the latest and greatest entertainment.
And where else to start than with the recent Man Booker Prize for Fiction winner…
A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
Marlon James this week won the Man Booker Prize for his third novel - A Brief History of Seven Killings.
The novel starts in 1976, a few weeks before the Jamaican election and the attempted murder of Bob Marley by seven gunmen. Bob Marley survives, and is able to play the Smile Jamaica Concert to ease political unrest. As a result of the assassination attempt, Marley leaves Jamaica and does not return again for two years.
Due to the mystery surrounding the gunmen – they were never caught or found – James has created a fictional story imagining their lives after the event, taking you on a rich and complex 30-year journey of murder, mystery and intrigue.
Taking the form of an imagined oral biography, A Brief History of Seven Killings is narrated by ghosts, witnesses, killers, members of parliament, drug dealers, FBI and CIA agents plus many more (even Keith Richards' drug dealer is involved). There are also many sections written in the Jamaican slang patois, which makes for a different and immersive experience.
We don’t want to give too much away but it’s a fascinating read, so download here on iTunes or Google Play Store .
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine
Released in cinemas and across the internet September 4th, Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine is a documentary based on the life and works of the infamous Apple CEO. At the helm is Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney, who explores Jobs’ complex personality through historical footage interspersed with interviews of those who worked closely with him.
It is a great introduction to the man behind the myth, and provides an ideal foundation of knowledge before you watch the dramatised biographical film starring Michael Fassbender next month.
Head over to iTunes to download now!
Everyone loves a Pixar movie, even adults, and Inside Out is no exception. A great family film, Inside Out brings the inner voices of an 11-year old's mind to life, with each character representing a different emotion – such as Joy, Anger, and Sadness.
Told with typical Pixar inventiveness, the film received rave reviews when it came out in the summer and is available for pre-order now before its general release on November 3rd.
Get your pre-order in now on iTunes and Google Play Store.
Writing’s on the wall by Sam Smith
The new James Bond film, Spectre, is nearly upon us. And after months of rumours it was finally announced that Sam Smith would be the artist to provide the music.
Writing’s on the Wall is a classic Bond-esque ballad that will properly get you in the mood for the film in a few weeks’ time. It’s definitely not bad for something that was written in a mere 20 minutes.
Head over to Spotify to check it out now.