Book Reviews

Book Review: Hugh Howey’s WOOL Prequel – SHIFT

Hugh Howey has become something of a publishing phenomenon. His self-published five book Wool series has become an online phenomenon and the movie right shave been picked up by none other than the mighty Ridley Scott. Howey has returned to the well [...]

June 9, 2013

Book Review: JOYLAND By Stephen King

Stephen King’s latest novel is an absolute pleasure to read. A breezy tale set in the summer of 1973; Joyland follows Devin Jones, a broken hearted student as he works at the titular North Carolina amusement park. The book takes elements from a [...]

June 4, 2013

Book Review: Benjamin Percy’s RED MOON

Benjamin Percy’s Red Moon is an odd beast indeed. It’s a cross-genre piece that would put up a good fight to fit in almost every section of your local book shop. Horror sits side-by-side with teen romance, science fiction and drama. The book is [...]

May 24, 2013

Book Review: STAR TREK – COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS

J.J Abrams shocked many when he successfully re-energised the Star Trek franchise with 2009’s Star Trek. He opened up Trek to a whole new audience (and generation), helping it crack into the mainstream. Before Abram’s captained the Starship [...]

May 18, 2013

Book Review: PETER CUSHING: A LIFE IN FILM

Peter Cushing will forever be synonymous with horror. The actor’s work with Hammer Films helped cement his place in movie history; while his role in Star Wars also showed that he was equally at home playing the villain (and intimidating even Darth [...]

April 28, 2013

Book Review: RUST AND BONE

Craig Davidson’s Rust and Bone is a powerful collection of eight short stories, and each story deals with a character going through an emotionally dark time. The book offers a rogue’s gallery of misanthropes, with hatred for themselves and by [...]

November 27, 2012

Book Review: Don DeLillo’s COSMOPOLIS

Don DeLillo’s 2003 novel, Cosmopolis was a very prophetic piece of literature. It foresaw the 2008 financial crisis and the Occupy Wall Street movement of 2011, and while it makes for timely reading today (hot on the heels of David Cronenberg’s [...]

November 21, 2012

Book Review: THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Matthew Quick’s The Silver Linings Playbook is something of a mini-masterpiece. It’s difficult for an author to balance comedy and drama (it’s much easier on film), but Quick manages to do it. He delivers a novel which is light and breezy to [...]

November 14, 2012

Book Review: SILHOUETTES FROM POPULAR CULTURE

  Olly Moss’ book, Silhouettes From Popular Culture is a difficult book to review as it contains very little text, and a lot of (glorious) images. However, if you are of a certain disposition, then you’ll love it – you might even buy two [...]

November 7, 2012

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