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Middle-Earth Envisioned: The Hobbit And The Lord Of The Rings: On Screen, On Stage And Beyond by Paul Simpson and Brian J Robb (book review).

November 1, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Middle-Earth Envisioned: The Hobbit And The Lord Of The Rings: On Screen, On Stage And Beyond by Paul Simpson and Brian J Robb (book review).

I’m a big fan of Tom Bombadil. No, no, come back, please… I enjoy his encounter with the Hobbits in ‘The Fellowship Of The Ring’ and it is curious that the ring holds no power over him. That’s why if I absolutely had to go back and change something about Peter Jackson’s movies as it […]

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The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes (book review)

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The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes                    (book review)

When Harper enters the house, he knows that he is exactly where fate intended him to be. The items in the upstairs room call to him and take him to visit the shining girls so he can extinguish their lights before they can make an impact on the world. Kirby is one of those shining […]

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Midnight Never Come (Onyx Court Book 1) by Marie Brennan (book review)

October 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
Midnight Never Come (Onyx Court Book 1) by Marie Brennan    (book review)

‘Midnight Never Come’ by Marie Brennan tells the tale of two queens, two courts and two pairs of lovers. The plot unfurls during the reign of the Virgin Queen in London. It all begins 1554 with a pact between two ambitious women, the young Elizabeth and the fae Invidiana. The pact results in both ladies becoming monarchs […]

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The Riddles Of The Hobbit by Adam Roberts (book review).

October 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Riddles Of The Hobbit by Adam Roberts (book review).

  ‘…Sometimes the beautiful   Peasant’s daughter, an eager-armed,   Proud woman grabs my body,   Rushes my red skin, holds me hard,   Claims my head.’ Steady now! That’s an excerpt from ‘Riddle 23 of ‘The Exeter Book’, a collection of Anglo-Saxon riddles, dating from the tenth century. Its contents argues Dr. Adam Roberts […]

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Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield (book review).

October 29, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield (book review).

It is generally agreed that William Bellman is a man with prospects. He is pleasing to look at, sings noticeably well in the choir and has an agreeable personality. Over the course of his life, he revolutionises his uncle’s mill and embarks upon several other profitable endeavours. He is determined to the point of obsession […]

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Mercy Thompson: Homecoming by Patricia Briggs, David Lawrence, Francis Tsai and Amelia Woo (book review).

October 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Mercy Thompson: Homecoming by Patricia Briggs, David Lawrence, Francis Tsai and Amelia Woo (book review).

‘Homecoming’ is a graphic novel that runs alongside the ‘Mercy Thompson’ series of books by Patricia Briggs. In fact, it runs slightly prior to the first book in the series. This graphic novel tells the story of Mercy Thompson, a walker who can shape-shift into a coyote and how she came to be working in […]

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Cabinet Of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections And Other Obsessions by Gullermo Del Toro (book review).

October 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Cabinet Of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections And Other Obsessions by Gullermo Del Toro (book review).

The one thing that is most obvious from director Gullermo Del Toro’s book ‘Cabinet Of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections And Other Obsessions’ is that he’s a bona fide geek. Then considering that Jim Cameron is also a geek and writes the introduction about his pal, this shouldn’t be surprising. In other words, he’s one of […]

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Lost Girl Season Two DVD boxset (DVD review).

October 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Lost Girl Season Two DVD boxset (DVD review).

Bo returns as the half-human, half-fae in this Canadian series, ‘Lost Girl’, about Bo, a girl trying to find her way in a shadowy world existing between science and magic. Bo is a succubus, which is a type of demon who exploits men through sexual attraction. We were introduced to her in the first season […]

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The Larion Senators (The Eldarn Sequence book 3) by Robert Scott and Jay Gordon (book review).

October 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Larion Senators (The Eldarn Sequence book 3) by Robert Scott and Jay Gordon (book review).

‘The Larion Senators’ is the concluding instalment in ‘The Eldarn Sequence’ by Robert Scott and Jay Gordon. If you’ve enjoyed following the exploits of Steven and his companions so far then I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with this book. If you’ve not read the first two books, ‘The Hickory Staff’ and ‘Lessek’s Key’, I’d […]

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The Wolf At The End Of The World by Douglas Smith (book review).

October 24, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
The Wolf At The End Of The World by Douglas Smith (book review).

I don’t read a lot of paranormal stuff. I prefer aliens, which to me are usually more plausible than vampires and werewolves. I don’t believe in magic or ghosts (much to the horror of many of my friends) and I think zombies are a horrifying fad and impossible! There are some interpretations of lore I […]

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