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The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula by Loren D. Estleman (book review).

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The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula by Loren D. Estleman (book review).

Recently re-released, this novel ‘The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula’ by Loren D. Estleman, anticipates the more recent obsession with mixing various classic or otherwise novels with a new sensibility, many of which include the living dead or the walking dead as a prerequisite. If you eliminate the impossible, whatever […]

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Dodger by Terry Pratchett (book review).

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Dodger by Terry Pratchett (book review).

Taken from the cover: ‘Dodger is a tosher – a sewer scavenger living in the squalor of Dickensian London. He used to know his future; it involved a lot of brick-lined tunnels and plenty of filth. But when he rescues a young girl from a beating, things start to get really messy.’ The book’s dedication […]

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Blue Friday by Mike French (book review).

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Blue Friday by Mike French (book review).

Most of us have played those games with friends where a situation is taken and the conversation follows the line ‘what if’ and gets sillier and sillier as the night progresses. In the morning, you cannot remember any of the details, only that at the time, it was hilarious. Mike French has been playing those […]

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Fathom by Cheri Priest (book review).

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Fathom by Cheri Priest (book review).

Nia goes to stay with her cousin Bernice, hoping for a summer of fun but what she finds changes her life forever. After a sudden violent event, both women are altered, used by creatures of legend as tools in their ongoing battle. Bernice is dragged to the ocean depths by Arahab, who wants to wake […]

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Comics About Cartoonists edited by Craig Yoe (book review).

January 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
Comics About Cartoonists edited by Craig Yoe (book review).

‘Comics About Cartoonists’ is a book where 42 artists let their hair down and let their art talent do the talking about themselves as cartoonists or about their profession’s quirkiness displayed in their stories. As such, you end up with horror, comedy or both. This isn’t modern day and a lot of the time you […]

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The Mammoth Book Of Unexplained Phenomena by Roy Bainton (book review).

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The Mammoth Book Of Unexplained Phenomena by Roy Bainton (book review).

With the ‘Mammoth’ books, the title clearly gives away what their subject matter is. ‘The Mammoth Book Of Unexplained Phenomena’ by Roy Bainton does just that as well, giving a close-up examination of many subjects in this field that we might have a passing acquaintance with. Even more helpful, he gives websites where you can […]

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The Minority Council by Kate Griffin (book review).

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The Minority Council by Kate Griffin (book review).

How well do you know the city you live in? Most of us have a good idea what our neighbourhood looks like and various routes to and from work, shops and meeting places with friends. Local newspapers might give a flavour of the rest of the city and the people who live there, but our […]

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Spooks: Slither’s Tale (The Wardstone Chronicles book 11) by Joseph Delaney (book review).

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Spooks: Slither’s Tale (The Wardstone Chronicles book 11) by Joseph Delaney (book review).

Let us begin with a little bit of numerology, ‘Slither’s Tale’ is the eleventh volume of ‘The Wardstone Chronicles’. It can also be counted as the series’ second book not told by Tom Ward after volume nine, ‘I Am Grimalkin’, and the first book in the series which takes place far north of the Spook-protected […]

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The Midnight Mayor by Kate Griffin (book review).

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The Midnight Mayor by Kate Griffin	(book review).

For too many readers these days, the term ‘Urban Fantasy’ conjures up visions of vampires rampaging around the dark streets of a city. They own nightclubs and are dangerously romantic. There may be the odd werewolf lurking in the shadows. Fortunately, most of these creatures inhabit American imaginations though there are some British escapees, such […]

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (book review).

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (book review).

Le Cirque des Rêves (Circus Of Dreams) is a circus like no other, appearing overnight with no announcements and leaving again one day with no warning. It is a place of wonder, with rare delights to challenge your senses and indulge your fantasies. Behind the scenes, the circus is also the setting for a magical […]

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