Tag: Orion books

NOS 4R2 by Joe Hill (book review).

July 7, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
NOS 4R2 by Joe Hill (book review).

‘NOS 4R2’ geddit, Nosferatu…but on a car registration plate. Don’t worry though, this book isn’t written in car regs nor text speak. It’s just a little play on words to lure you into a false sense of security before the real show begins. A common theme in Joe Hill’s third novel. What it actually refers […]

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Retromancer by Robert Rankin (book review)

February 2, 2013 | By | Reply More
Retromancer by Robert Rankin (book review)

(pub: Gollancz. 366 page enlarged paperback. Price: £12.99. ISBN: 978-0-575-08497-1 pub: Gollancz. 341 page hardback. Price: £14.99. ISBN: 978-0-575-07872-7) check out websites: www.orionbooks.co.uk and www.thegoldenspout.com The world has changed. I’m not talking about flying cars and meals in a pill though, in the new reality of ‘Retromancer’, Germany won the Second World War and Great […]

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The Spy Who Haunted Me (Secret Histories: 3) by Simon R. Green (book review)

January 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Spy Who Haunted Me (Secret Histories: 3) by Simon R. Green (book review)

The third in a series doesn’t always have a good reputation. ‘The Godfather Part Three’ ruined the legacy of the first two, ‘Spider-Man 3’ was an unholy mess and let’s be honest ‘Return Of The Jedi’ was the worst of the original ‘Star Wars’ films. But every so often, the third doesn’t turn out to […]

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Daemons Are Forever (Secret Histories: 2) by Simon R. Green (book review)

December 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
Daemons Are Forever (Secret Histories: 2) by Simon R. Green (book review)

Eddie Drood is back and this time it’s a ‘Family’ matter. For those of you who haven’t read the first book in the ‘Secret Histories’ series, please click away now as spoilers will follow in 3… 2… 1… Following Eddie’s exile by his family and his subsequent rooting out of the faction seeking to take […]

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The Man With The Golden Torc (Secret Histories: 1) by Simon R. Green (book review)

December 9, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Man With The Golden Torc (Secret Histories: 1) by Simon R. Green	(book review)

The name’s Bond, Shaman Bond. A fresh twist on an old favourite by Simon Green. ‘The Man With The Golden Torc’ charts the misadventures of Shaman Bond, also known as Eddie Drood, a member of the Drood Family, who keep the world free from all those things that go bump in the night. Their jurisdiction […]

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Total Recall by Philip K. Dick

September 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
Total Recall by Philip K. Dick

‘Inspired by’ is a tricky turn of phrase. It can be so difficult to measure the level of inspiration garnered from one medium to another. Some may lead to a faithful adaptation, respectful to its source material, while some may end up so far removed from the original, one has to wonder why the makers […]

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The Hunting Ground by Cliff McNish

September 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Hunting Ground by Cliff McNish

  Aimed at teen-agers, ‘The Hunting Ground’ gets to the heart of fear. With abandonment, violence and isolation this ticks all the boxes with its readers. Well described with an intense, haunting sense of place, ‘The Hunting Ground’ looks at the nature of family, love and hate.   When Elliot and his younger brother Ben […]

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