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The Quantity Theory of Insanity
Self knows a lot of big, old, underrated and little-used words and seems intent on using them. This collection of six short stories invites you to sam...more
May 06, 2012
Sep 16, 2011
Deus Vult Core Rulebook
I desperately wanted to like this game, as the overarching story attracted my interest from the outset. The whole business of a secretive religious or...more
Nov 16, 2013
Nov 19, 2013
Hollowpoint seeks to recreate the ultra-capable, often-violent genre of action movies that proliferates in modern cinema. Action-driven, adrenaline-fu...more
Jul 23, 2011
Sep 10, 2011
The Devil's Spine
A collection of three adventures - Viral Transmission, The Mechanized Tomb, and Beyond the Maelstrom - originally proposed as individual 32-page adven...more
Oct 28, 2013
Oct 30, 2013
White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings
I suspect people who use the sort of terminology would describe this as a 'marmite book', except I'd go so far as to suggest that you'll either like i...more
Mar 28, 2011
May 23, 2011
The Headspace Diet
Remarkably lacking in substance, though not a completely unrewarding read. The book largely consists of about 130+ pages of build-up on the theories a...more
Jun 03, 2012
Jun 02, 2012
Assassins of Dol Amroth (Middle Earth Role Playing/MERP)
Companion volume to the campaign module 'Havens of Gondor', Assassins offers three connected adventures associated with the port of Dol Amroth. Best s...more
Jan 14, 2013
Jan 11, 2013
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
I enjoyed this more than the first book, and consumed it as if the damned thing had caught fire. For some reason, the increased threat of the Capitol...more
Nov 28, 2012
Nov 25, 2012
Interesting idea. Knights of the Round Table reborn in a near future where reality strains under the weight of a new energy - Flux. Magic returns, but...more
Apr 12, 2014
Apr 10, 2014
Magic of the Angels (Doctor Who: Quick Reads series Book 6)
A Quick Read can easily just slip by in a single sitting. At the end, you might feel the urge to go out and read more of an author, or you might be in...more
Feb 25, 2012
Feb 25, 2012
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
World Book Night gifted my wife with a book. 'The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox' sat next to our front door for a couple of nights before I decided to...more
May 06, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
Rough Magicks
Interesting collection of articles from Kenneth Hite considering magic in the context of the Cthulhu Mythos.

Given the Trail of Cthulhu mechanics aroun...more
Oct 14, 2013
Oct 30, 2013
Cold City
By no means a complete review, I loved the concept and the execution of Cold City. The game element feels relatively unobtrusive and the background ju...more
Sep 30, 2012
Sep 24, 2012
An A-Z of Possible Worlds
A.C. Tillyer manages to pull off an impressive feat, backed up with the exemplary efforts of Roast Books.

The publisher, firstly, serves up a thoroughl...more
Sep 16, 2012
Sep 01, 2012
The Finkler Question
I'm somewhat lost for words to describe this book. I do not know what I taken away from reading it. I know I now have doubts about the validity of boo...more
Nov 11, 2011
Oct 25, 2011
Blood Red Mars
Interesting sourcebook offering a diverse environment for Pulp adventures on the Red Planet in an alternate universe where Earth rocketed into space i...more
Mar 21, 2014
Mar 22, 2014
Awaken the Writer Within: A Sourcebook for Releasing Your Creativity and Finding Your True Writer's Voice
I think, potentially, the ideas and exercises in this book might appeal to those who have fully harnessed the right side of their brain, but others mi...more
Feb 28, 2012
Feb 04, 2012
The Death of Grass
Having watched, and read, ‘The Road’ and seen films like ‘The Book of Eli’ and ’28 Days Later’, I found ‘Grass’ far more harrowing and grim to read. W...more
Jul 11, 2011
Jun 16, 2011
Nuclear Jellyfish
Picked this up at the library not quite knowing what to expect. In the end I enjoyed the ride. I appreciated Serge and Coleman by the end for the good...more
Jan 20, 2012
Jan 07, 2012
Rapid Problem Solving With Post-it Notes
I'm torn about how much value I got out of this book. In practice, it does serve up a valuable, if very focussed, guide to use of Post-ItTM Notes in d...more
Mar 18, 2014
Mar 12, 2014
All You Need Is Kill
Neat story. Interesting enemy. Good ending.
Jun 18, 2014
May 14, 2014
London Under: The Secret History Beneath the Streets
Ackroyd displays his dependable writing style, engaging the reader with tales of London below, from Roman remains through to the delving of World War...more
Jul 16, 2011
Jul 17, 2011
Doctor Who: The Silurian Gift
Fitting in with the current storyline of a companionless Doctor - he finds himself in the South Pole at the site of a refinery producing barrels of Fi...more
Jan 23, 2013
Jan 22, 2013
The Apocalypse Codex
Bob Howard continues his mildly inept manhandling of otherworldly horrors, coming up against evangelism running rampant in Colorado and threatening th...more
Nov 17, 2012
Oct 06, 2012
The Concern engage in philanthropic activities spanning the whole of the multiverse, or so they would claim to their own people, using the powers of t...more
Aug 21, 2011
Jul 16, 2011
Economic Expansion and Social Change: Volume 1: England 1500 1700
A detailed, but interesting, account of the many factors that fundamentally, and irrevocably, changed the structure of society in England.

The nation w...more
Mar 17, 2012
Feb 10, 2012
A Perspective of Wages and Prices
A thoroughly academic approach to the livelihood of the common man from the perspective of his buying power. Interesting for me to read a discussion o...more
Apr 03, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3)
In all honesty, I found this a disappointing read. Not so much so that I couldn't finish it; but, I felt like Dan Brown had taken me on this ride befo...more
Aug 05, 2011
May 23, 2011
Undead (omnibus)
The 'Undead' volume gathers together the Night of the Living Dead and Return of the Living Dead into a single volume with an introduction by the autho...more
May 14, 2012
May 09, 2012
The Hobbit (Middle-Earth Universe)
I can't believe I have lived for forty years and allowed this book to somehow pass me by. The warmth and wealth of detail therein makes me glad to rea...more
Aug 04, 2012
May 23, 2011
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