Category Archives: retro book reviews

Book Lovers Day 2019

As I said last year,  normally hate overly twee things like this… But I make an exception when it comes to books. So on the off chance, anyone doesn’t have a book to love here are a few recommendations from … Continue reading

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The Very Old Folk: TCL#55

“Malitia vetus—malitia vetus est . . . venit . . . tandem venit . . .” Or for those of you without a working grasp of Latin…  Or who don’t have google to hand… “Wickedness of old—it is wickedness of old…happened…happened at last…” Those are the last words of … Continue reading

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The Colour Out Of Space: TCL#54

It was a scene from a vision of Fuseli, and over all the rest reigned that riot of luminous amorphousness, that alien and undimensioned rainbow of cryptic poison from the well—seething, feeling, lapping, reaching, scintillating, straining, and malignly bubbling in … Continue reading

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A Very English Apology…

No matter where they are in the world, an Englishman’s body language is always saying the same thing… ‘We’re so sorry we colonised your country in our imperial majesty, the empire was a terrible thing, glorious of course, so very, … Continue reading

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The Case Of Charles Dexter Ward: TCL#53

‘The Case Of Charles Dexter Ward,’ is the only full novel HP Lovecraft ever wrote, which might make you think it is likely to be his grand opus… Sadly it is not. Its a long hard trawl through a Lovecraft … Continue reading

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The Dream-Quest Of Unknown Kadath: TCL #52

So, here we are after 47 shorts stories of various qualities from the wonderful to the torrid, a fragment which should never really have been printed, a couple of serials, one fabulously entertaining, one best forgotten, and one novelette the … Continue reading

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King Solomon’s Mines, She, and the imperfect past…

I enjoy a lot of older fiction, fiction that has stood the test of time and still permeates the zeitgeist of modern literature as it’s influence is still felt in modern fiction. This should come as little surprise to anyone, … Continue reading

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