Monthly Archives: August 2014

Filler content with Eibonvale Press

Some reviews that originally appeared in Black Static #31:- EIBONVALE FEATHER (Eibonvale pb, 379pp, £8.99) is the second collection from Eibonvale publisher David Rix, and features a selection of stories, several of novella length, linked by the enigmatic figure of … Continue reading

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Song for a Saturday – Comfortably Numb

Okay, it’s not Pink Floyd, but I really like this video from the Scissor Sisters:-

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Oh, Meryl!

Three films starring the mighty Meryl Streep, watched over the course of last weekend:- Dark Matter (2007) This film is based on the Iowa University shootings of 1991. Chinese student Ye Lui is all sorts of a genius, so much … Continue reading

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Filler content with Solaris

Three reviews that originally appeared in Black Static #32:- SOLARIS THE FACELESS (Solaris pb, 415pp, £7.99), Simon Bestwick’s second novel, is set in the Lancashire town of Kempforth, where people are inexplicably vanishing and the Spindly Men, a local legend, … Continue reading

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Filler content from a night room

Here’s a review that originally appeared in The Third Alternative #41:- IN THE NIGHT ROOM by PETER STRAUB Harper Collins hb, 330pp, £17.99                            http://www.harpercollins.co.uk This book is a sequel of sorts to lost boy lost girl, which features here as … Continue reading

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Trailer Trash – Sin City 2

Written and directed by Frank Miller, who is now on my list of obnoxious people, this looks big on style, but I wonder if it has any substance:- Actually, I wonder if I care.

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Hard Boyle(d)

Three films by director Danny, watched over the course of a slow weekend. Sunshine (2007) 2057 and the sun is dying, so a team of astronauts are sent to reignite it with a massive bomb. At the point we meet … Continue reading

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