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Deadman’s Road by Joe R. Lansdale (book review)

July 11, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Deadman’s Road by Joe R. Lansdale  (book review)

‘Deadman’s Road’ is a collection of five stories featuring the gun totting Reverend Jedidiah Mercer as he rides from town to town to battle evil in the guise of werewolves, zombies, kobolds and other Lovecraftian monsters. This is a western-themed horror novel which the description on the back of the book says also contains ribald […]

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Wonder Woman by Noah Berlatsky (book review)

July 7, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
Wonder Woman by Noah Berlatsky   (book review)

The sub-title of Noah Berlatsky’s ‘Wonder Woman’ book is ‘Bondage And Feminism In The Marston/Peter Comics, 1941-1948’. Psychologist William Marston created Wonder Woman feeling that there was a need for a female counter-part to Superman but not necessarily a duplicate. As she and her female team were often tied up, Berlatsky contends that this was […]

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Fifty Things That Made The Modern Economy by Tim Harford (book review)

July 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Fifty Things That Made The Modern Economy by Tim Harford   (book review)

Don’t think the title ‘Fifty Things That Made The Modern Economy’ is going to be about the money side of our reality. Tim Harford’s book focuses on significant inventions and regimes that have formed our civilisation over the centuries. From the start, he examines the switch from the scratch plough that merely dug a grove […]

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How To Stop Time by Matt Haig (book review)

July 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
How To Stop Time by Matt Haig  (book review)

‘Who wants to live forever?’ was rather poignantly sung by Freddie Mercury and I can’t listen to it without a tear in my eye. But what if you had no choice? What if you didn’t choose a long life that verged on immortality, it chose you? Our main character, Tom Hazard is born in 16th […]

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The Summer Of Impossible Things by Rowan Coleman (book review)

July 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Summer Of Impossible Things by Rowan Coleman  (book review)

In ‘The Summer Of Impossible Things’, Luna is struggling to understand recent events and decides a trip into her mother’s past might help. She just doesn’t think that her trip to New York in 2007 will see her slip through time into the summer of 1977, where she will if she can attempt to rewrite […]

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Marked: The Soulseer Chronicles book 1 by Sue Tingey (book review)

July 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Marked: The Soulseer Chronicles book 1 by Sue Tingey  (book review)

It is a known fact that a woman whose best friend is invisible to the rest of the world will not have an easy life. Hiding in the shadows and finding modern life problematic, Lucky de Salle is not fitting well into the world. Lucky is a psychic and, yep, she sees dead people. Called […]

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X MARKS THE SPOT

July 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
X MARKS THE SPOT

HARDBACK TO SMALL ENLARGED PAPERBACK The Bear And The Nightingale by Katherine Arden (pub: Del Rey/Random House. 319 page small enlarged paperback. Price: $16.00 (US), $22.00 (CAN). ISBN: 978-1-101-88595-6) check out websites: www.delreybooks.com and www.randomhousebooks.com released: 27 June 2017  

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Post Truth: Why We Have Reached Peak Bullshit And What We Can Do About It by Evan Davis (book review)

June 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Post Truth: Why We Have Reached Peak Bullshit And What We Can Do About It by Evan Davis   (book review)

I have to confess that I always wonder how people can ask for a product over the counter when its title has a profanity or swear word in the title. Oddly, ‘bullshit’ is an instantly recognised word having more to do people spouting incorrect information than a farm animal’s waste product or necessarily seen as […]

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Doctor Who: Myths And Legends by Richard Dinnick (book review)

June 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Myths And Legends by Richard Dinnick  (book review)

As the eras of our own stories about the mythical character of the Doctor pass into history, we have a document sent by Gallifreyan High Command, presumably through a tricky wormhole, which covers some of their own experiences of the man and other legendary happenings. The introduction by Chancellor Drakirid, historian to the Bureau of […]

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Beneath London (A Langdon St. Ives novel) by James P. Blaylock (book review)

June 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Beneath London (A Langdon St. Ives novel) by James P. Blaylock   (book review)

When a perfectly preserved great auk is recovered from a sinkhole beneath London, Langdon St. Ives is keen to explore the area and prepares to set out for London to visit his old friend, Gilbert Frobisher. However, when a local witch woman is murdered and her head is removed from the scene, St. Ives must […]

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