Category Archives: horror

Fabulous 

Neil Gaiman is not only brilliant, he is consistently and fabulously brilliant. This is a book which has its roots in fairy tales and Gaiman shows us that he has the ability to weave a tale which has, at its … Continue reading

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Ghosts

I am so sad that Paul Torday will no longer deliver his superb fiction. In his short writing career he gave us a wonderful host of characters and the superlative ‘light shining in the forest’. One of the tales here … Continue reading

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Nuts and bolts

What do we all know about Frankenstein? That question could be helpfully rephrased as ‘what do we all think we know about Frankenstein based on some cultural references which are less than helpful?’. The book itself turns all the cultural … Continue reading

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Unnerving

   This is , as billed, a high concept thriller but it is much more than that as well. It is also a cracking horror story with more than a touch of classic Stephen King about it.  It has a … Continue reading

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No twiglets for me

  I always feel slightly less than adequate when I come across readers who have read so much more widely than I have done. Others have read far more classic fiction where I have read a large amount of pap. … Continue reading

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Eye,eye

I rad the first of this series, “the book with no name”, some while back. The absurdly violent nature and ridiculous plot provided a welcome deviation from much of mainstream fiction. This second book,however, failed to light me in the … Continue reading

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Chilling

It would appear that I am having a “nights drawing in” and “ghostly tales by the fire” sort of season. This book is very well done and although aimed at a younger audience does not fail to deliver heaps of … Continue reading

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