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OR: Delicate Toxins

A review that originally appeared in Black Static #26:- Those in the market for something collectable, but wanting a bit more meat for their money, should cast an eye in the direction of the anthology DELICATE TOXINS (Side Real Press … Continue reading

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Trailer Trash – Smile

My first thought on watching this trailer – ‘Ring’, but spelt ‘Grin’.

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OR: A Christmas Odyssey

A review that originally appeared in Black Static #26:- Each year crime writer Anne Perry produces a seasonal novella, of which A CHRISTMAS ODYSSEY (Headline paperback, 170pp, £6.99) is the latest. Set in the Victorian London of Perry’s Inspector Monk … Continue reading

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Angelsea

My favourite track from the album Catch Bull at Four. I love the lyrics – ‘A mistress to magicians, And a dancer to the gods’

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Books Read in 2009

This post follows on from Books Read in 2008, which I posted at the end of August. And for 2009 I read ninety nine books, two down from the total in 2008. In real terms the total was less than that … Continue reading

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OR: Lovecraft Unbound

A review that originally appeared in Black Static #18:- LOVECRAFT UNBOUND Edited by Ellen Datlow (Dark Horse Books paperback, 421pp, $19.95) Following in the footsteps of her award winning Poe, this latest anthology from distinguished editor Ellen Datlow is inspired … Continue reading

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Trailer Trash – Blank

Now here’s an interesting idea – a techno horror set in a writers’ retreat.

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OR: The Many

A review that originally appeared on the Case Notes blog at the TTA Press website on 16/3/22:- A slim book, weighing in at only 141 pages, The Many (Salt Publishing tpb) is Wyl Menmuir’s first novel. Timothy Buchanan moves to a never … Continue reading

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The Wind

My favourite Cat Stevens album, Teaser and the Firecat, and all the tracks are excellent, so rather than trying to decide between them I’ve simply gone with the first one.

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NR: Two by Rick Hautala

American Rick Hautala (1949 – 2013), ‘that other horror writer from Maine’, has always been on my radar, but as a blip in the corner of the screen rather than taking centre stage. Until 2021 I’d only read three books … Continue reading

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