Monthly Archives: July 2017

The Difficult Chapters…

Every reader has encountered these at some point, more than once I would suspect in most cases. Those chapters that just drag at a readers eyes.  The ones that cause you to put down a book, or more likely not … Continue reading

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From Beyond: The Complete Lovecraftian#23

You don’t have to read much of ‘From Beyond’ to know you’re in the middle of Lovecraft country. If ever a passage screamed Lovecraft it is this one from the first page of the story… “What do we know,” he … Continue reading

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The ‘ends’ of Doctor Who?

Just to be clear I borrow most of this. it does however exactly express my own view… 23/11/1963 – Doctor Who begins. Doctor Who dies. 21/12/1963 – Silly robot monsters introduced into informative historical series. Doctor Who dies. 26/12/1964 – … Continue reading

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Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family: The Complete Lovecraftian#22

As titles go, ‘Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family.‘ is laborious, and fails to even give the slightest of inclines as to what the tale is about. Even for Lovecraft, a writer knows for his occasionally vague titles, … Continue reading

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Retro Book Reviews: Fahrenheit 451

Paper burns at 451 Fahrenheit, or so the legend goes… Regarded by many of Ray Bradbury’s finest work Fahrenheit 451 remains as prescient today as it was when it was first written back in 1960. It sits within the cannon of Dystopian classics like … Continue reading

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The Rare Unsigned Copy: and other mistakes

“You don’t really want one of the signed copies, what you really want is one of those rare unsigned copies.” Laughter echoed around the bar at the Blackpool landlords amusing quip… Possibly because this was one of the funniest things anyone … Continue reading

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The Temple: The complete Lovecraft #21

“He is calling! He is calling!”  The question of whom is doing the calling above, well that’s one open to interpretation, but whoever it may be they reside in an ancient temple submerges deep below the waves of the Atlantic…  Of … Continue reading

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