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The Reapers Are The Angels by Alden Bell (book review).

August 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Reapers Are The Angels by Alden Bell (book review).

‘The Reapers Are The Angels’ is a standalone dystopian novel, set in a post-apocalyptic world. After a worldwide epidemic, most of the population has been infected with some sort of virus, which has turned them into flesh-eating zombies. While the origins of the virus is never revealed, we do know that it is transferred through […]

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Shambling Towards Hiroshima by James Morrow (book review).

August 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Shambling Towards Hiroshima by James Morrow (book review).

‘Shambling Towards Hiroshima’ is a novelette, written as an autobiographical suicide note by the protagonist Syms Thorley. He’s a B-movie star who specialises in playing costumed monsters and villains. The novelette jumps between the present Syms who is contemplating suicide in 1980s and Syms in the height of his career in the 1940s. Thorley recounts […]

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Jasmyn by Alex Bell (book review).

August 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Jasmyn by Alex Bell (book review).

‘Jasmyn’ by Alex Bell is a fairytale set in the modern world. The protagonist, Jasmyn, has just lost her husband, Liam, after a cerebral aneurysm, a year into their marriage. Struggling in her grief, Jasmyn is beset by strange occurrences. Black swans falling dead at Liam’s funeral. Her pictures with Liam changing with her face […]

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A Wolf To Guard The Door by Tyree Campbell (ebook review).

August 25, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
A Wolf To Guard The Door by Tyree Campbell (ebook review).

It’s the end of the world in ‘A Wolf To Guard The Door’ by Tyree Campbell. The nations of the Earth have fallen out with each other and the people have fallen out with their governments. International tensions combine with local ones. Food shortages, ethnic issues and long held frustrations have caused riots and disorder […]

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The Joy Of Mathematics by Alfred S. Posamentier (book review).

August 25, 2017 | By | 8 Replies More
The Joy Of Mathematics by Alfred S. Posamentier (book review).

I like covering maths books from time to time and this one is going to be useful for you and your sprogs. You’re not only shown how to do it but the algebraic formulas so you can apply the sums quickly. There’s a lot to digest here but if you learn only a few of […]

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Writings In Bronze by Will Murray (book review).

August 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Writings In Bronze by Will Murray (book review).

Will Murray is an expert on Doc Savage. I mean a real expert, having written many articles on the subject and his book, ‘Writings In Bronze’, features 50 of them, 5 new to this volume. The opening article is also the biggest, exploring the man behind the publishing company pen-name Kenneth Robeson, Lester Dent. It […]

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The Real-Town Murders by Adam Roberts (book review).

August 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Real-Town Murders by Adam Roberts (book review).

It’s a nearish-future world in Adam Roberts’ latest novel ‘The Real-Town Murders’, wherein a large proportion of people spend a large proportion of their time in the Shine, an immersive Internet/virtual reality world where everything is better and more convenient than the Real-Town. For those like Alma, a private detective who specialises in Real-Town sleuthing, […]

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Reel Vulnerability by Sarah Hagelin (book review).

August 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Reel Vulnerability by Sarah Hagelin (book review).

Now here’s an odd scenario. In her book, ‘Reel Vulnerability’, Sarah Hagelin’s opening examples are going to be pretty difficult to locate at a cheap price. I looked up the Barbara Stanwyck 1950 film ‘The Furies’ which is still a little pricy either side of the pond after a 2008 DVD release, let alone Marlon […]

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Killing Is My Business by Adam Christopher (book review).

August 18, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Killing Is My Business by Adam Christopher (book review).

It was a quiet afternoon in my office when the parcel landed on my desk with a thud. Brown cardboard, clear sticky tape and address handwritten in black ink. I knew exactly what it was and where it came from. A review copy of ‘Killing Is My Business’ by Adam Christopher. The day had suddenly […]

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Give Me These Moments Back by Mike Chinn (book review).

August 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Give Me These Moments Back by Mike Chinn (book review).

Mike Chinn is a Birmingham-based author who has been publishing short stories since 1974. He has also done a fair amount of editing and written numerous graphic novels. This book is a collection of short stories from various phases of his career, but all written since 2000. The book is positioned as horror but I […]

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