April 2015

Review: The Lost Level by Brian Keene

Pastiche, parody, homage and self-indulgence are all easy countries to visit but difficult countries to leave. Done wrong, what plays to you as a witty, elegant celebration of a story type you happen to like can seem like an endless waltz to someone else’s music. Where you see knowing, affectionate nods they see smug jokes […]

Review: The Lost Level by Brian Keene

Review: The Vagrant by Peter Newman

There’s a lyric that’s been rattling around my mind ever since I started reading The Vagrant. It’s from ‘Everybody Knows’ by Leonard Cohen but I first encountered it in the cover version Concrete Blonde did for Pump Up The Volume. The line is this: Everybody knows that the war is over, Everybody knows that the

Review: The Vagrant by Peter Newman

Sunday Moment of Zen: Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol and the Dean Martin Prison Break

Just a short one this week. I am inordinately fond of the Mission: Impossible movies, especially 3. I’m delighted to see Rogue Nation, the new one, seems to be maintaining the increasingly mischievous bent of the series too. This sequence, from the opening of Ghost Protocol, is probably the best example of that. Silent comedy,

Sunday Moment of Zen: Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol and the Dean Martin Prison Break

Review: Delete by Kim Curran

  Scott Tyler is a Shifter, a teenager born with the ability to undo choices and alter reality. Scott’s been through hell, struggling to control and accept his abilities while fighting off the organizations who want to use Shifters as weapons. After all, a trained soldier is dangerous. A trained soldier who can keep repeating

Review: Delete by Kim Curran

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