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Reviews: Places in the Darkness

November 14, 2017 | 1 Comments

Places in the Darkness, Chris Brookmyre, Orbit Books (cover artwork by Steve Stone) Welcome to Ciudad de Cielo, or CdC, a city in the sky, orbiting high above planet Earth, a shining beacon to the...

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The Vault, Directed by Dan Bush, Starring Francesca Eastwood, Taryn Manning, Scott Haze, Q’Orianka Kilcher, Clifton Collins Jr., James Franco The classic bank heist going wrong film meets horror flick. Two sisters join their deadbeat brother...

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Reviews: David Gemmell’s Rhyming Rings

May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Rhyming Rings, David Gemmell, Gollancz I haven’t read much of Gemmell’s body of work, despite being a huge fantasy reader. Something about his books put me off at an early age, though now I am...

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Reviews: 13 Minutes

February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

13 Minutes, Sara Pinborough, Gollancz Although Sarah Pinborough has written plenty of genre novels, 13 Minutes is more of a pure crime thriller. It’s the story of a teenage girl who was pulled from an...

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Reviews: 4 Kids Walk into a Bank

January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

4 Kids Walk into a Bank #1, Matthew Rosenberg, Tyler Boss, Black Mask Studios I’ll admit that I picked the first issue of this new series up from this week’s new releases partly because I...

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Reviews: I Am Not a Serial Killer

November 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

I am not a Serial Killer, Directed by Billy O’Brien, Starring Christopher Lloyd, Laura Fraser, Max Records, Karl Geary Take a liberal dose of It Follows, toss in some early John Carpenter influences, and enjoy...

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Angel City #1, Janet Harvey, Megan Levens, Nick Filardi, Oni Press “Hollywood. Tinseltown. The land of glamour and possibility. Show up on the bus. Get a soda at Schwab’s. Become a star. That’s the dream...

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Demonic #1, Christopher Sebela, Niko Walter, Dan Brown Image Comics Another new comic book day and another new creator-owned series kicking off through Image, and with their impressive batting average these last few years I...

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The Black Monday Murders #1, Jonathan Hickman, Tomm Coker, Michael Garland, Image Comics We open with an aerial view of New York City, at the height of the Roaring Twenties – an airship is passing...

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Comics: crime doesn’t pay

January 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

The case of the Hatton Garden burglary – the biggest in UK history, some £14 billion of gold bullion, diamonds and other items being swiped – was in the news last week (see here), and...

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