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Tortured Souls by Clive Barker (book review).

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Tortured Souls by Clive Barker (book review).

While your present reviewer would consider himself a fan of Clive Barker, he has to admit to being a bit perplexed by this short novella, ‘Tortured Souls’. It certainly uses one of Barker’s most consistent and enjoyable tropes in the way that supernatural horror is grafted onto Judaeo-Christian mythology. The very idea that God would […]

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Starks War (book 1) by Jack Campbell (writing as John G. Hemry).

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Starks War (book 1) by Jack Campbell (writing as John G. Hemry).

This is the first book in ‘The Stark’s War Trilogy’. As we have come to expect from Campbell (which is John G. Hemry’s pen name), this is futuristic military Science Fiction but while his ‘The Lost Fleet’ series of books is the navy in space, ‘Stark’s War’ is very much army and US Army to […]

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The Red Knight (book 1) by Miles Cameron (book review).

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The Red Knight (book 1) by Miles Cameron (book review).

There are publishers from whom you expect quality publications. These are not necessarily of a literary standard as popular books of often well-written with excellent characterisation, plot structure and exciting events that draw the reader along. They may be enjoyable thrillers or pot-boilers that distract for an hour or so and once upon a time […]

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The Brain: What It Does, How It Works & How It Affects Behaviour by Dr. Catherine Loveday (book review).

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The Brain: What It Does, How It Works & How It Affects Behaviour by Dr. Catherine Loveday (book review).

As you might have noticed by the amount of non-fiction books I read, I am always in pursuit of knowledge. From a review point-of-view, it’s often to point in the right direction as to which books deserve particular attention that you might pick up and read yourself. In this case, despite its yellowy maze-like cover, […]

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Doctor Who: The Day She Saved The Doctor by Susan Calman, Jacqueline Rayner, Jenny T. Colgan and Dorothy Koomson (book review).

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Doctor Who: The Day She Saved The Doctor by Susan Calman, Jacqueline Rayner, Jenny T. Colgan and Dorothy Koomson (book review).

To celebrate the new Doctor in female form these four stories feature the favourite companions of recent times with female authors. Yes it’s a novelty piece. Sarah Jane And The Temple Of Eyes by Jacqueline Rayner Taking us right back to one of our favourite companions, this is a historical adventure with a twist where […]

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Woodwalker: Creature Of Light book 1 by Emily B Martin (book review).

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Woodwalker: Creature Of Light book 1 by Emily B Martin (book review).

We follow Mae, who is a Woodwalker, that is a ranger who patrols the woods to ensure the people are looked after. After having a few run-ins with her king, Mae has been banished under threat of being hung from the nearest tree if she dares to enter the Silverwood. Unfortunately, she bumps into a […]

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The Diabolic (book 1) by S J Kincaid (book review).

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The Diabolic (book 1) by S J Kincaid (book review).

‘Diabolic’ is book one in a three book series, but you could read it as a standalone book as that is what it was originally written as. Having finished this book, I feel that I could happily finish at this point but, given there are two more books, I would like to see what happens […]

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The Best Of The Victor: The Top Boys’ Paper For War, Sport And Adventure! by Andy McNab and Morris Heggie (book review).

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The Best Of The Victor: The Top Boys’ Paper For War, Sport And Adventure! by Andy McNab and Morris Heggie (book review).

‘The Best Of The Victor’ aims to bring you the best of the old British weekly comic ‘The Victor’ and it succeeds pretty well. Alf Tupper, ‘The Tough of the Track’, is here, running tireless miles powered only by bubble and squeak. For non-British readers I should explain that this is leftover cabbage and potato […]

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The Divided States Of America Bundle #1 (e-book review).

March 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
The Divided States Of America Bundle #1 (e-book review).

‘The Divided States Of America’ from Nomadic Delirium Press is a kind of shared world in which writers are invited to set a wide variety of stories. It was, I think, dreamed up by Nomadic Delirium editor J Alan Erwine. In the future, the USA has broken up into thirteen states with a lawless territory […]

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Turning Points by Kostas Kampoiurakis (book review).

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Turning Points by Kostas Kampoiurakis (book review).

The sub-title of Kostas Kampoiurakis’ book, ‘Turning Points’ is ‘How Critical Events Have Driven Human Evolution, Life And Development’ gives a better idea on the subject matter. Essentially, he’s looking at the critical times and events that change our species to where we are today. Before that, he also provides examples that you can try […]

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