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Author Archive: AndyWhitaker

I live in deepest darkest Essex where I enjoy photography, real ales, walking my dog, cooking and a really good book. I own an e-book reader which goes with me everywhere but still enjoy the traditional paper based varieties.

My oriental studies have earned me a black belt in Suduko and I'm considered a master in deadly Bonsai (there are very few survivors).

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Cold Storage by David Koepp (book review).

September 3, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Cold Storage by David Koepp (book review).

There was quite a bit of a press release accompanying the link to the ebook version of this debut book by David Koepp. Apparently, he was the screenwriter for ‘Jurassic Park’. I think he will be remembered more for his involvement with ‘Jurassic Park’ than the author of ‘Cold Storage’. The release said it would […]

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Necropolis PD by Nathan Sumsion (book review).

April 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
Necropolis PD by Nathan Sumsion (book review).

The information that came with the review copy says of ‘Necropolis PD’: ‘It’s the debut novel of Nathan Sumsion, a game designer from Round Rock, TX and Salt Lake City, UT.’ Now this could be a good thing or a bad thing as I have read far too many poor books based on video games […]

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Into The Badlands: Season 1 – Original Series Soundtrack by Dave Shephard (cd review).

March 16, 2019 | By | Reply More
Into The Badlands: Season 1 – Original Series Soundtrack by Dave Shephard (cd review).

Varèse Sarabande released AMC’s ‘Into The Badlands: Season 1 – Original Series Soundtrack’ by David Shephard in 2018. For those not familiar with the series it is a dystopian adventure set in a feudal future world where firearms are banned, and martial arts prevail. There’s also an element of magic thrown in for good measure, […]

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The Rosewater Insurrection by Tade Thompson (book review).

March 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Rosewater Insurrection by Tade Thompson (book review).

It’s with a little trepidation that I approach ‘The Rosewater Insurrection’ by Tade Thompson. The first book left a lasting impression on me as it was quite different to the other books I had been reading at that time. It was also very well written. On one hand I’m please as the publisher is saying […]

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Rendel: Dark Vengeance (film review).

February 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
Rendel: Dark Vengeance (film review).

I was offered a choice of pre-release viewings of this Finnish comic-book action film. I chose to watch it in Finnish with English sub-titles as I thought it might add to the ambience of the film. I’m glad I did as it does but don’t worry if sub-titles aren’t your thing as there is an […]

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Ghost Stories: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Frank Ilfman.

February 25, 2019 | By | Reply More
Ghost Stories: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Frank Ilfman.

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear! That’s not the best way to start a review of a soundtrack but it sums up my opinion rather nicely. The reason for this is the ‘Ghost Stories: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’ by Frank Ilfman. The film was released in the UK back in April 2018 and the soundtrack […]

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Quick-Kill and the Galactic Secret Service (Part 4) by K.J. Heritage.

February 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Quick-Kill and the Galactic Secret Service (Part 4) by K.J. Heritage.

In my review of Quick-Kill and the Secret Service Parts 1-3 (www.sfcrowsnest.info/quick-kill-and-the-galactic-secret-service-parts-1-3-by-k-j-heritage/), I admitted that I have a nostalgic fondness for good old-fashioned Science Fiction with spaceships, lasers, explosions and daring-do. This series has delivered on all counts and I was looking forward to part 4 even though it is the last book in the […]

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The Beam: Season 1 by Sean Platt; Johnny B. Truant (ebook review).

February 4, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Beam: Season 1 by Sean Platt; Johnny B. Truant (ebook review).

The thing you first notice about ‘The Beam: Season 1’ is the format. It is set out very much as a scheduled TV program might be as it uses episodes rather than part I, part II, etc. There are six episodes in this first series and each episode is self-contained but drives the stories forward. […]

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Covadonga (2017) (horror movie review).

January 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
Covadonga (2017) (horror movie review).

I both love and hate films like this. There is so much to like about ‘Covadonga’ that normally I would be raving about it but there’s just one little thorn that’s pricked me. Before delving deeper let’s set the context. ‘Covadonga’ is billed as ‘an Irish Gothic folk horror freakout’ according to the material accompanying […]

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Gemini Gambit by D Scott Johnson (ebook review).

January 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Gemini Gambit by D Scott Johnson (ebook review).

Occasionally and I do mean occasionally, I stumble across a gem of a novel that I missed when it was first published. ‘Gemini Gambit’ by D Scott Johnson is a prime example of this and I’m so glad I came across it. I have found it very hard to put down this novel as the […]

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