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Making The Magic Happen by Peter D. Marshall (book review)

April 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Making The Magic Happen by Peter D. Marshall   (book review)

‘Making The Magic Happen’ has nothing to do with conjuring but as the sub-title of Peter D. Marshall’s book proclaims, ‘The Art And Craft Of Film Direction’. In many ways, this book feels like a supplement to the previous book, ‘Producer To Producer’, this month as Marshall explores the film making organisation process as a […]

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Darth Vader And Family Coloring Book by Jeffrey Brown (book review

April 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Darth Vader And Family Coloring Book by Jeffrey Brown   (book review

Jeffrey Brown’s cutesy yet adorable ‘Darth Vader And Family Coloring Book’ reimagines the Dark Lord of the Sith as a doting father of a younger Leia and Luke, whose ages range from toddler-size to teen. As with Brown’s other titles such as ‘Darth Vader And Son’, he draws a series of cartoon vignettes that show […]

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Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd: The Art Of John Higgins (book review)

April 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd: The Art Of John Higgins  (book review)

If you thought John Higgins was only a colourist, famed only for the ‘Watchmen’, then this book, ‘Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd: The Art Of John Higgins’ should remedy that. In the UK, there is less specialisation as there is in America for comicbook art and it’s only when careers get established that some speciality […]

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A Blink Of The Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction by Terry Pratchett (book review)

April 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
A Blink Of The Screen: Collected Shorter Fiction by Terry Pratchett   (book review)

‘A Blink Of The Screen’ collects together Terry Pratchett’s 32 short stories, written over more than 40 years of his life. From the first published story he ever wrote in 1963, at the age of 13, to a fictional biography for the National Portrait Gallery in 2010, this is a varied body of work. Some […]

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Regeneration (®Evolution book 3) by Stephanie Saulter (book review)

April 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Regeneration (®Evolution book 3) by Stephanie Saulter  (book review)

In the years since Gems were granted their freedom, society has changed beyond recognition. Now, the gillungs, capable of breathing underwater, are about to launch a revolutionary new power station but not everyone is happy about it. As suspicious accidents plague the facility and gillungs start to develop strange illnesses, Detective Sharon Varsi is called […]

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American International Pictures: The Golden Years by Gary A. Smith (book review)

April 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
American International Pictures: The Golden Years by Gary A. Smith  (book review)

If you look at the title and wonder what ‘American International Pictures’ is, go by the initials AIP and this is the company that distributed Roger Corman and Alex Gordon’s films and the penny should drop. Well, Alex and his brother, Bert, only up to the 1960s when disputes over money arose. Gary A. Smith’s […]

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Producer To Producer (2nd Edition) by Maureen A. Ryan (book review)

April 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Producer To Producer (2nd Edition) by Maureen A. Ryan   (book review)

From the start, in her book ‘Producer To Producer’, Maureen A. Ryan points out there is always a need for a producer on a low-budget film and this is the roots she comes from as this is where she works and gets her awards. Essentially, the producer is the instigator and organiser that ensures the […]

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The Annihilation Score (a Laundry Files novel book 6) by Charles Stross (book review).

April 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Annihilation Score (a Laundry Files novel book 6) by Charles Stross (book review).

Picking up any of ‘The Laundry Files’ books is like meeting an old favourite friend you haven’t seen for a while. You just know there’s going to be an interesting tale which will be scary, funny and sad. ‘The Annihilation Score’ is the sixth book in the sequence and ticks all the boxes. For some […]

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Confluence (A Linesman Novel book 3) by S. K. Dunstall.

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Confluence (A Linesman Novel book 3) by S. K. Dunstall.

In the first book, the purpose of lines 7 and 8 was unknown but as Lambert’s skills develop he can work out what they do. As he is now regarded as the eminent Linesman, Lambert comes to be the target of various schemes and not all of them are from the enemy factions. Princess Michelle […]

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The Chatelaine And The Storm (Queen Victoria’s Magicians book 2) by James Odell (book review).

April 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Chatelaine And The Storm (Queen Victoria’s Magicians book 2) by James Odell (book review).

‘The Chatelaine And The Storm’ is the second book in James Odell’s series about Samantha Hampden who. in book one of the ‘Queen Victoria’s Magicians’ series, unexpectedly became Chatelaine of the Guild of Magicians in Victorian London. It carries on straight after the book one, ‘Chatelaine Of The Guild’ with the same characters. Quite a […]

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