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Shadows West by Joe R. Lansdale and John L. Lansdale (book review)

December 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Shadows West by Joe R. Lansdale and John L. Lansdale  (book review)

‘Shadows West’ consists of three screenplays written by Joe R. Lansdale and his elder brother, John L. Lansdale. They are all weird westerns but were never made into films, the fate of many screenplays. First up is ‘Hell’s Bounty’ which is set in the typical 1880s western town of Falling Rock, Wyoming Territory. It opens […]

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Welcome To The Dark Side: Occult London by Kate Hodges, Tree Carr and Brian Rau (mapbook review)

December 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Welcome To The Dark Side: Occult London by Kate Hodges, Tree Carr and Brian Rau  (mapbook review)

Herb Lester Associates are not a traditional book publisher. They mostly produce artistically designed short travel guides and associated materials for those going on city breaks. ‘Welcome To The Dark Side: Occult London’ is a case in point. It comes in a rather attractive slimline printed card envelope, inside of which there are two items. […]

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NASA And The Long Civil Rights Movement edited by Brian C. Odom and Stephen P. Waring (book review)

December 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
NASA And The Long Civil Rights Movement edited by Brian C. Odom and Stephen P. Waring  (book review)

When I saw ‘NASA And The Long Civil Rights Movement’ edited by Brian C. Odom and Stephen P. Waring, I was looking more at the title than the price. Generally, university books have expensive hardbacks and a cheaper softcover a year later. No doubt, as a university book, the universities are likely to buy their […]

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Hyenas by Joe R. Lansdale (book review).

December 20, 2019 | By | Reply More
Hyenas by Joe R. Lansdale (book review).

This novella, ‘Hyenas’ by Joe R. Lansdale, is a ‘Hap And Leonard’ story, part of a long-running series. Hap Collins and Leonard Pine are two tough private investigators willing to stray outside the strict boundaries of the legal code. Hap is married to the beautiful Brett and Leonard is a gay black man. When Leonard […]

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Carmine Infantino: Penciller * Publisher * Provocateur by Jim Amash with Eric Nolen-Weathington (book review).

December 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Carmine Infantino: Penciller * Publisher * Provocateur by Jim Amash with Eric Nolen-Weathington (book review).

Unlike TwoMorrows ‘Modern Masters’ series, they do occasionally do larger volumes on particular people. This is the case with ‘Carmine Infantino: Penciller * Publisher * Provocateur’ by Jim Amash with Eric Nolen-Weathington. Hardly surprising because Infantino moved up through the ranks at DC Comics to becoming its publisher for five years and so a much […]

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Offspring by Liam Jackson (book review).

December 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Offspring by Liam Jackson (book review).

‘Offspring’ by Liam Jackson is a fantasy based on Judeo-Christian myth and is also Liam Jackson’s first novel. While he had no previous experience as a writer, his bio does include lots of experience in the US justice system including as a Chief of Police and with counter-terrorism experience. It is therefore quite interesting to […]

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2012: The War For Souls by Whitney Strieber (book review).

December 19, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
2012: The War For Souls by Whitney Strieber (book review).

‘2012: The War For Souls’ is the first book that this reviewer has ever read by Whitley Strieber. The end paper notes quite a few novels by Strieber and it seems that most of them are recognised as horror. So Strieber is fairly prolific but is he actually any good? There are elements of horror […]

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Batman Book Two by Neal Adams (graphic novel review),

December 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Batman Book Two by Neal Adams (graphic novel review),

‘Batman Book Two’ continues Neal Adams stories from 1969-1971. This time from The Brave And The Bold # 86, Detective Comics # 395, Batman # 219, Detective Comics # 397, 400, 402, 404 and 407, Brave And The Bold # 93, Detective Comics # 408 and 410. The three Man-Bat stories were written by Frank […]

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The Dread Wyrm (Traitor Son Cycle book 3) by Miles Cameron (book review).

December 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Dread Wyrm (Traitor Son Cycle book 3) by Miles Cameron (book review).

Once a book has been published, it is impossible to correct flaws in the construction of a fantasy world without causing major discontinuity problems. Thus areas in the first volume of a fantasy series that are incongruous in the imagined world are set and unchangeable and attempts to rectify them will either create inconsistencies or […]

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The Boy & Girl Who Broke The World by Amy Reed (book review).

December 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Boy & Girl Who Broke The World by Amy Reed (book review).

Where most books tend to establish the rules of their universe pretty early on, ‘The Boy And Girl Who Broke The World’ leaves you questioning right up until the end. You know it’s not quite our world as America is ruled by someone called The King, but do unicorns and dragons actually exist in this […]

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