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OR: Randalls Round

A review that originally appeared in Black Static #21:- The collection RANDALLS ROUND (Oleander Press paperback, 175pp, £8.95) by Eleanor Scott was first published in 1929 and, with the exception of an Ash-Tree Press edition from 1996, has been out … Continue reading

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Trailer Trash – Knock at the Cabin

I’ve read the book (The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay, and someday I might write about it on here) and at the end of this week the film comes out, given the M. Night Shyamalan … Continue reading

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OR: Bad Blood

A review that originally appeared in Black Static #29:- Released exclusively in e-book format, BAD BLOOD (Abaddon e-book, 135pp, £2.99) is the sequel to Chuck Wendig’s novel Double Dead, continuing the adventures of Coburn, a vampire who is trying to … Continue reading

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Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding

The first track from Elton’s 1973 album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

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NR: The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein

The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein is the ninth novel I’ve read by Peter Ackroyd. It was published in 2009 but I picked up a copy late last year in Poundland of all places, and I’m glad that I did, since … Continue reading

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OR: The Concrete Grove

A review that originally appeared in Black Static #26:- McMahon’s other recent release didn’t beguile me in quite the same way, if beguile is the right word (and with strong emphasis on ‘quite’). THE CONCRETE GROVE (Solaris paperback, 384pp, £7.99) … Continue reading

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Trailer Trash – Unwelcome

Goblins in the garden?

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OR: Dead Bad Things

A review that originally appeared in Black Static #26:- DEAD BAD THINGS (Angry Robot paperback, 352pp, £7.99) by Gary McMahon is billed as ‘A Thomas Usher Novel’, and is also the second volume in a series. Like Charlie Parker*, Usher … Continue reading

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Watch That Man

And here is David Bowie in his Ziggy persona performing the first track from the Aladdin Sane album, which turns fifty years old this year.

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NR: Breathe

I knew the name Cliff McNish but hadn’t read anything by him when I saw Breathe going for 25p in a charity shop and was reeled in by the tag line ‘A Ghost Story’. I think I got value for … Continue reading

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