BOOK REVIEW: Down Among The Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

BOOK REVIEW: Down Among The Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

24 Feb, 2017

A modern fairy tale which for once carries a warning for parents rather than children.

BOOK REVIEW: Winter Tide

BOOK REVIEW: Winter Tide

23 Feb, 2017

Winter Tide is an evocative and cerebral debut novel that takes an interesting approach to Lovecraft’s work. Building on her earlier novelette, Emrys uses these themes to take an uncomfortable look at the history of race relations in America.

BOOK REVIEW: The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams

BOOK REVIEW: The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams

20 Feb, 2017

A must-read for fantasy fans.

BOOK REVIEW: 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough

BOOK REVIEW: 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough

15 Feb, 2017

From multi award-winning author and script writer Sarah Pinborough, 13 Minutes is a thrilling psychological YA thriller about our most important relationships and what we really know about the people closest to us. A novel about manipulation and the power of the truth in the age of the smart phone and social media, 13 Minutes is a must read for teenagers and fans of enthralling domestic noir.

BOOK REVIEW: 2000 AD’s Greatest: Celebrating Forty Years

BOOK REVIEW: 2000 AD’s Greatest: Celebrating Forty Years

5 Feb, 2017

Coincident with iconic British anthology comic 2000 AD’s anniversary celebrations, a number of commemorative publications from Rebellion Publishing including the anomalous anthology, 2000 AD’s Greatest: Celebrating Forty Years.

BOOK REVIEW: The Mighty One: My Life Inside the Nerve Centre

BOOK REVIEW: The Mighty One: My Life Inside the Nerve Centre

2 Feb, 2017

As 2000 AD prepares to celebrate its fortieth anniversary, the man who oversaw the comic’s ‘golden age’ as editor, Steve MacManus, takes us past the marbled reception and down the long, dark corridors of Fleetway House circa 1973 with his engaging memoir, The Mighty One: My Life Inside the Nerve Centre.

BOOK REVIEW: Children of Lovecraft

BOOK REVIEW: Children of Lovecraft

15 Jan, 2017

“The Call Of Cthulhu” was born at roughly the same time as Mel Brooks. How can you take something that’s been around for so long and keep it fresh? Children of Lovecraft suggests one obvious route: stop making everything be about old white guys. (Note: this approach will not work if applied to Mel Brooks.)

BOOK REVIEW: The Geek Guide to Life

BOOK REVIEW: The Geek Guide to Life

1 Dec, 2016

When should you buy an airline ticket to get the best price? Should you change lanes in a traffic jam? Where should you sit in the movies to get the best view? The answers to all these essential questions and many more can be found in the Geek Guide to Life, a manual on how to win in life by harnessing the power of science.

BOOK REVIEW: A Head Full of Ghosts

BOOK REVIEW: A Head Full of Ghosts

21 Oct, 2016

An original psychological frightfest about the deadliness of family dysfunction and sickness in suburbia.

BOOK REVIEW: Tim Burton: The iconic filmmaker and his work

BOOK REVIEW: Tim Burton: The iconic filmmaker and his work

13 Oct, 2016

For me, the sign of a good film book is that it makes you want to revisit the films that the author discusses.