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Father Christmas And Me (book 3) by Matt Haig (book review).

November 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Father Christmas And Me (book 3) by Matt Haig (book review).

‘Father Christmas And Me’ is the third in a series of books that chart the story not only of Father Christmas but also of the girl who saved Christmas. If you haven’t read the previous two, ‘A Boy Called Christmas’ and ‘The Girl Who Saved Christmas’, you should remedy that at once. Treat yourself or […]

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Assassin’s Price (The Eleventh Book of The Imager Portfolio) by L.E. Modesitt, Jr (book review).

November 1, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Assassin’s Price (The Eleventh Book of The Imager Portfolio) by L.E. Modesitt, Jr (book review).

Another damned thick book. Always scribble, scribble, scribble! Huh, Mister Modesitt? Like Edward Gibbon, L.E. Modesitt, Jr. writes long books, also of a historical nature except his are fantasy. ‘Assassin’s Price’ is the 11th book in ‘The Imager Portfolio’ and I’ve read every one of them. Imagers are men and women with a kind of […]

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Bright: orcs in the hood (movie trailer).

October 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bright: orcs in the hood (movie trailer).

Another trailer for Bright, a new fantasy movie hitting Netflix 22nd December 2017, set in an alternate present-day urban Earth where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have been co-existing since the beginning of time. Think Lord of the Rings meets The Wire. Bright is genre-bending action movie that follows two cops from very different backgrounds. […]

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GameNight by Jonny Nexus (book review).

October 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
GameNight by Jonny Nexus (book review).

Many years ago, someone invented the game of ‘Dungeons And Dragons’. In the 1970s, university students would waste many a night sitting around a table following the instructions of the Dungeon Master and seeing their characters live or die by the roll of a dice. We didn’t have on-line games. The Internet hadn’t been invented. […]

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The Brigstowe Dragons by Eamonn Murphy (ebook review).

October 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Brigstowe Dragons by Eamonn Murphy (ebook review).

It is far, far harder to write a convincing novel for teenagers or Young Adults than most people expect. It is not just the language used or the age of the characters, it is the style and shape of the narrative. For both these categories, the first rule is to lose the adults. The point […]

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Meddling Kids: A Novel by Edgar Cantero (book review).

October 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Meddling Kids: A Novel by Edgar Cantero (book review).

What happens when teen detectives grow up? As teens Andy, Kerri, Nate and Peter spent their summers together in the town of Blyton Hills and, through investigating local cases, became known as The Blyton Summer Detective Club. But despite what people may think, being teen detectives, isn’t as glamorous and jovial as the press would […]

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Good Omens TV series Hamm’s it up.

October 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Good Omens TV series Hamm’s it up.

BBC Two has announced actor Jon Hamm (Mad Men, Baby Driver, Bridesmaids) will be joining the cast of the Good Omens TV series in the role of the archangel Gabriel – the primary messenger of God. The six-part television adaptation by BBC Studios of the novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett is currently in production and […]

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Flatliners (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

September 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Flatliners (a film review by Frank Ochieng)

There is always a risk involved when revisiting cinema from the past and dusting it off in favor of an ambitious remake for the consideration of today’s adventurous movie-going audience. Hollywood has done this tactic for decades now so this is nothing new to contemplate as food for thought. It is one thing to try […]

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The Lego Ninjago Movie (film review by Frank Ochieng)

September 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Lego Ninjago Movie (film review by Frank Ochieng)

The Lego film franchise had a nice run in its first two outings. The phenomenal response to 2014’s ‘The Lego Movie’ and, earlier this year, the popular emergence of ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ proved profitable and entertaining for the gimmicky concept that inexplicably captured the imaginations of youngsters and oldsters alike. The appeal for the yellowish block toy figures was […]

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The Furthest Station (A PC Grant novella) by Ben Aaronovitch.

September 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Furthest Station (A PC Grant novella) by Ben Aaronovitch.

‘The Furthest Station’ is a welcome novella to bridge the gap in the ‘Rivers Of London’ series. Following an apprentice wizard, Peter Grant training in this story is self-contained with some reoccurring characters. As a short book, it might be a point to jump in. If you like the water, go back to the first […]

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