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Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft (Locke & Key, #1)
The story begins.... hmmm, see that's the thing with this comic - I'm three words into this review and I've already lied to you. I'll try again.
So bad...more
Apr 23, 2011
Apr 22, 2011
The Dogs of Riga (Kurt Wallander #2)
I was looking forward to reading this one because it hadn't been adapted for Kenneth Brannagh's Wallander TV series, which I've been a fan of. I suppo...more
May 16, 2011
Mar 15, 2011
The Big Sleep
Review from Badelynge
The Big Sleep is Raymond Chandler's debut novel published in 1939 and it's a corker featuring Chandler's now iconic hard boiled p...more
Dec 30, 2009
Dec 14, 2009
The Willows
Review from Badelynge
As someone who has had a lifetime fascination with ghost stories and mythology I could hardly ignore the works of Algernon Blackw...more
Mar 15, 2010
Mar 13, 2010
American Vampire, Vol. 1
Review from Badelynge
Remember when vampires were still scary? Perhaps you don't. I should break out my copy of Salem's Lot to remind myself that these...more
Dec 2010
Dec 14, 2010
The Observations
Review from Badelynge
The heroine, and faithful scribe, of this tale is one Bessy Buckley, or so she introduces herself. She's a young Irish girl, runn...more
May 29, 2011
May 22, 2011
Gillespie and I
Review from Badelynge
I've never been the quickest of readers but this vibrantly written novel, weighing in at 500 plus pages, so engrossed me I devour...more
May 11, 2011
May 07, 2011
A Red Herring Without Mustard (A Flavia de Luce Mystery #3)
Review from Badelynge
This third outing of Alan Bradley's irrepressible Flavia De Luce gets the series back up to top form. Flavia saves the life of an...more
Apr 26, 2011
Jul 18, 2010
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
Review from Badelynge
"Cromwell, what does he really believe?"
It's a question that Anne Boleyn ponders in the book and I suppose it is the question the...more
Nov 11, 2009
Aug 13, 2009
The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories
Review from Badelynge.
Excellent selection of 35 ghost stories from the Victorian age, chronologically compiled here dating from 1852-1908. The stories...more
Jul 25, 2011
Apr 03, 2011
The Seance
Review from Badelynge
The Seance by John Harwood is set in the 1880s and is the story of Constance Langton. She becomes involved in spiritualism in an...more
Apr 02, 2011
Mar 23, 2011
Famous Modern Ghost Stories
From my review at Badelynge
This collection of fifteen famous ghost stories edited by Dorothy Scarborough was first published in 1921. Only about half...more
Aug 09, 2010
Jul 25, 2010
Romeo & Juliet (Manga)
Quite a more happy marriage of Shakespeare's text and Manga visuals than the titular couple enjoy. This sort of venture is excellent for intriguing yo...more
Apr 12, 2011
Apr 12, 2011
First published in 1872, Carmilla is a hugely influential vampire story told by a young girl called Laura, starved of the company of children her own...more
Jun 04, 2011
Jun 01, 2011
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Review from Badelynge
The key to producing a good adaptation of The Hound of the Baskervilles in any media is for the producers to understand that perh...more
Oct 05, 2010
Apr 21, 2010
A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
Sequel to the sublime Game of Thrones. The epic fantasy continues and underlines my suspicion that this series could be the finest addition to the gen...more
Nov 14, 1999
May 19, 2009
The Dead of Winter
Review from Badelynge.
Imagine if Le Fanu had tried to write for a YA market and he might have produced something like The Dead of Winter. I'm sure Chr...more
Mar 19, 2011
Mar 03, 2011
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (A Flavia de Luce Mystery, #1)
Full review on my blog.
This is a pleasing little murder mystery by Alan Bradbury set in rural England during the early 1950s. You've got to love Flavi...more
Jul 12, 2009
Jun 17, 2009
Deceiver (Foreigner, #11)
Review from Badelynge
Writing a review for the 11th book of a beloved series, nearly two decades in the reading is probably not the most useful thing I...more
Jun 24, 2011
Jun 24, 2011
Final Crisis: Rogues' Revenge
I've never been a big fan of Speedsters in comic books with perhaps the exception of Bart Allen during his Impulse era. This book features the 3 issue...more
Jan 17, 2011
Jan 18, 2011
Azrael: Death's Dark Knight. Fabian Nicieza
Readers of Bat-comics might remember Michael Lane as one of the ill-fated Batman replacements cooked up by GCPD and the military. Ill-fated is an esse...more
Feb 12, 2011
Feb 12, 2011
Pigeons from Hell
Review from Badelynge
First published in 1938 not long after R.E.Howard's suicide, Pigeons from Hell is a Gothic Horror tale set in the deep south of t...more
Mar 25, 2010
Mar 24, 2010
Locke & Key, Vol. 2: Head Games (Locke & Key, #2)
The second chapter in Joe Hill's brilliant dark magical mystery. The Locke kids have survived the traumas of book one but in this one the threat is fa...more
Jun 2011
May 31, 2011
Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion
The basic story of this one owes a lot to Nigel Kneale's second Quatermass serial, with sentient meteorites being scattered about the countryside, mys...more
Jul 07, 2011
Jun 12, 2009
The Heart of Valor (Confederation, #3)
The third of Tanya Huff’s Confederation series. For those who haven’t encountered the series yet it’s a boots’ eye view military sci-fi, heavy on comm...more
Apr 10, 2011
Mar 20, 2011
My Swordhand is Singing (My Swordhand is Singing, #1)
Review from Badelynge
Marcus Sedgewick takes us to a cold lonely place in the 17th Century in this YA style short horror novel. The dead haunt the snow...more
Apr 29, 2011
Apr 27, 2011
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary
Full review from Badelynge
I love a good ghost story. M.R.James is one of the best at the short form of the genre. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary is pac...more
Aug 09, 2009
Aug 02, 2009
The Creature from Cleveland Depths
Review from Badelynge
I used to read a lot of Fritz Leiber's work when I was younger. This one's a sharp little novella with the somewhat prescient spe...more
Oct 24, 2009
Oct 21, 2009
Mr. Timothy
Review from Badelynge
Louis Bayard's Mr Timothy rejoins Dickens's Tiny Tim when he is an adult. Timothy is something of a lost soul, drifting through t...more
Mar 23, 2010
Mar 15, 2009
Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Judge Dredd creative duo Alan Grant (writer) and Cam Kennedy (artist) turn their hand to adapting another of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic stories...more
Mar 13, 2011
Mar 13, 2011
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