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Robin Bailes is the writer and presenter of the web-series Dark Corners, based around comic reviews of old B movies and serious retrospectives of cult classics. Robin's love of old movies, and particularly the Universal horror cycle, was established by an old collection of Famous Monsters of Filmland (the seminal fanzine created by Forrest J. Ackerman), nourished by a film buff family, and is now inspiring a series of comedy/horror novels beginning with The Mummy's Quest. The books are informed by classic horror, and are peppered with references to old movies and cult literature. The books are also a reaction to Universal Studios' baffling and uninspired efforts to turn their legacy into a comic book franchise. The next title is due to be p ...more

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Week 14- Motivation

Well it's April......and you will note the complete absence of the promised book. But so what? It was always an artificial deadline, as well as an optimistic one, and while I am disappointed not to have made it, it changes nothing.
Even the best of writers get into this situation from time to time, and the hardest thing is to stay motivated as you hear the deadline whizz by (to paraphrase... Read more of this blog post »
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As interesting as you would expect but also far wittier than you might guess. Lee has an engaging writing style that makes this very readable. Inevitably it's low on detail about specific films because he made so many, and VERY vague about dates, but ...more
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Only the 2nd J. Sheridan Le Fanu book I have read but my favourite so far. Great atmosphere and strong characters. A little wordy but very enjoyable. Deserves to be better known.
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A thorough and detailed look at a woman who sought to avoid anyone taking a thorough and detailed look at her life. Fascinating but inevitably melancholy.
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Absolutely brilliant. For years I've wanted to get a general overview of the VAST period of history we casually write off as 'ancient Egypt' and this had just the right level of detail to be fascinating but still entry level. Vividly written and neve ...more
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