Monthly Archives: February 2014

Filler content with beasts

Another review that originally appeared in The Third Alternative #42:- KILLING THE BEASTS by CHRIS SIMMS Orion hb, 288pp, £12.99                                                       The Commonwealth Games of 2002 are central to this Manchester based thriller, with events before and after that watershed woven … Continue reading

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Filler content with desolation

Another review that originally appeared in The Third Alternative #42:- DESOLATION by TIM LEBBON Leisure pb, 309pp, $6.99 As a child Cain was raised by his insane father, who subjected him to a regime of constant psychological and physical abuse … Continue reading

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Trailer Trash – Non-Stop

Silly me. For a moment there I thought somebody had actually made a film out of Brian Aldiss’ most excellent novel, but nope, it’s something that sounds rather like Speed on a plane. Out this week:-

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Filler content: French intellectual does hpl

Another review that originally appeared in The Third Alternative #42:- H. P. LOVECRAFT: AGAINST THE WORLD, AGAINST LIFE by MICHEL HOUELLEBECQ Believer Books pb, 150pp, $18                                              Originally published in 1991, this new translation by Dorna Khazeni of distinguished French novelist … Continue reading

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Filler content with ordinary men

Another review that originally appeared in The Third Alternative #42:- DEATH OF AN ORDINARY MAN by GLEN DUNCAN Scribner pb, 304pp, £6.99                                        The man in question is Nathan Clark and the premise behind this story is both simple and devastatingly … Continue reading

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Filler content with progeny

Here’s another review from The Third Alternative #42 to keep this blog ticking over:- POE’S PROGENY edited by GARY FRY Gray Friar Press pb, 380pp, £13.99                          Editor Gary Fry explains the premise behind this volume in his Introduction, ‘I asked … Continue reading

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Song for a Saturday – Weather With You

Back in the eighties I had this song on repeat play for several hours before I and some friends launched an art show. Everything went wrong when somebody else took control of the sound system and put on Mozart’s Requiem.

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