Reviewed in Books on Mar 8, 2016 by John
I’m not usually a fan of crime fiction. Or at least it’s not my ‘go to’ choice when deciding what I am going to read. Apart from a few Inspector Morse novels when I was younger and the inevitable John Grisham thriller (is that even crime?) I haven’t felt the urge to read them. I also tend to shy away from crime TV unless it has something else that really grabs me (a period piece, Oxford, that sort of thing). So I approached Penny Grubb’s ‘Like False Money’ with just a little trepidation.
Reviewed in Books on Dec 2, 2015 by John
This little book packs a surprising punch. I picked up a copy as a way to see how I got on with Stuart’s writing before committing to his much larger fantasy trilogy, collectively called ‘A Seared Sky’. The Methuselah Strain (at least the lovely hardback copy I got from Fantastic Books) is only a hundred or so pages, so it seemed like a good starting point.
Reviewed in Books on Mar 23, 2014 by John
A collection of ghostly short stories with the shock factor. Blood flows and the bodycount keeps getting higher, but on occasions this collection tries to be just a bit too cool for school...
Reviewed in Comics on Mar 18, 2014 by John
After a decade or more of feeling a little 'meh' to comics, here's something that has restored my faith...
Reviewed in Independent Film on Jan 30, 2014 by John
Four minutes of animated ghoulies worth watching. You'll be smiling and hopefully tapping your feet by the end of it...
Reviewed in Books on Jan 27, 2014 by John
Great little horror in small town America, where the fantasic is hidden among the mundane. A brilliantly paced book easy to read from the first line. If you like your scares accompanied by laughs, you'll love this...
Reviewed in Independent Film on Jan 3, 2014 by John
If you’ve got 17 minutes to spare and want to watch a well-acted, efficiently shot human drama, this is ideal. Make yourself a tea, sit back and enjoy...
Reviewed in Books on Jan 2, 2014 by John
A well written 'by the numbers' chicklet, with an unusual quirk and a positive message.