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Primal Sources: Essays On H.P. Lovecraft by ST Joshi (book review).

December 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Primal Sources: Essays On H.P. Lovecraft by ST Joshi (book review).

This collection of essays by ST Joshi is essential reading for anyone interested in HP Lovecraft or indeed weird fiction generally. Few critics have written as extensively on Lovecraft as Joshi and this collection reflects that range, jumping widely from topic to topic, though the essays themselves are arranged into three broadly thematic chapters: ‘Lovecraft […]

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London Falling by Paul Cornell (book review).

December 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
London Falling by Paul Cornell (book review).

‘London Falling’ is like a cross between ‘The Bill’ and ‘Torchwood’ where God and the Devil are almost literally fighting for London and its denizens’ immortal souls. There is also football. It’s both a police procedural is the style of popular TV shows like ‘The Bill’ and a horror story that is reminiscent of classic, […]

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Dark Shadows: The Visual Companion (book review).

December 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Dark Shadows: The Visual Companion (book review).

A book for the coffee table and for ‘Dark Shadows: The Visual Companion’ you might want to make sure it has sturdy legs as this is a hefty brick of a book. Presumably, the size of the book is in direct inverse proportion to the impact the film had at the box office and popular […]

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Dark Shadows: The Last Stop by David Llewellyn (CD review).

December 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
Dark Shadows: The Last Stop by David Llewellyn	(CD review).

‘Dark Shadows: The Last Stop’ ticks all the boxes for a good old spooky story which is part of the tradition of the ‘Dark Shadows’ audio books. They have been getting better and better and this one, by David Llewellyn, is a great two-hander with Jerry Lacy reprising his TV role as private investigator Tony […]

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Noctuary by Thomas Ligotti (book review).

December 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
Noctuary by Thomas Ligotti (book review).

‘Noctuary’, the third volume of Thomas Ligotti’s short fiction, revised and published by Subterranean Press. Preceded by the excellent ‘Songs Of A Dead Dreamer’ and ‘Grimscribe’, this particular collection feels a little weaker in comparison. This isn’t to say it isn’t worth reading. Though I am starting to think the idea of the weird and […]

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The Zombie Times: December 2012 (newsletter review).

December 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Zombie Times: December 2012 (newsletter review).

The December issue of ‘The Zombie Times’ is a Christmas special. Mind you, given that the people at Terror4fun are rather odd, their idea of a festive edition may be somewhat different from the usual. Nonetheless, I found a lot of interesting items in this one and I’ve picked a few highlights below. This issue […]

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The Zombie Times: October 2012 (newsletter review).

December 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Zombie Times: October 2012 (newsletter review).

The latest issue of ‘The Zombie Times’, dated October, is another round up of everything that’s new in the world of the undead. My two main highlights in this issue are interviews with zombie horror authors Charlie Higson and Sam Stone. Charlie Higson is probably best known to most of us from his TV work […]

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Deadbeats by Chad Fifer, Chris Lackey and I.N.J. Culbard (comic review).

December 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
Deadbeats by Chad Fifer, Chris Lackey and I.N.J. Culbard (comic review).

Ever had a day go slightly awry? Lost your car keys when running late or perhaps locked out when it’s raining. That’s just small change compared to the troubles suffered by our hero in ‘Deadbeats’. On the lamb after stopping a mobster from “jazzing a flapper that didn’t want it”, musician Lester Lane and his […]

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New Vampire Cinema by Ken Gelder (book review).

December 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
New Vampire Cinema by Ken Gelder (book review).

Ah, vampires. Can love them but can’t bite them, although they can bite you. Author Ken Gelder, with his book ‘New Vampire Cinema’, points out that there are too many vampire films to catalogue them all here and chooses only to examine a select few modern ones as an important aspect of the cinema. His […]

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Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate: Book One) by Gail Carriger (book review).

December 17, 2012 | By | Reply More
Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate: Book One) by Gail Carriger (book review).

‘Soulless’ is the first book in the ‘Alexia Tarabotti/Parasol Protectorate’ series of books, which currently stands at five books. Gail Carriger is also starting two new but related series in 2013, a young adult series called ‘The Finishing School’ and another adult series called ‘The Parasol Protectorate Abroad’. After having read this first book, I […]

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