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Dark Matter
3.95
it was amazing
Review from Badelynge
Michelle Paver's Dark Matter is a chillingly accomplished ghost story that takes place in the dark isolation of a snowbound base-
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Sep 14, 2011
Sep 10, 2011
 
The Dogs of Riga (Kurt Wallander, #2)
3.72
liked it
I was looking forward to reading this one because it hadn't been adapted for Kenneth Branagh's Wallander TV series, which I've been a fan of. I suppos ...more
May 16, 2011
Mar 15, 2011
 
Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft
4.17
it was amazing
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
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Apr 23, 2011
Apr 22, 2011
 
The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe, #1)
4.03
it was amazing
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
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Dec 30, 2009
Dec 14, 2009
 
Elisabeth Sladen: The Autobiography
4.39
it was amazing
Review from Badelynge.
Ninety-nine out of every hundred people reading this book are going to be dyed in the wool Doctor Who fans. Lis knew this quite
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Mar 2012
Sep 30, 2009
 
The Willows
4.11
it was amazing
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
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Mar 15, 2010
Mar 13, 2010
 
Gillespie and I
3.82
it was amazing
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
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May 11, 2011
May 07, 2011
 
Locke & Key, Volume 2: Head Games
4.35
really liked it
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
 
American Vampire, Vol. 1
3.98
really liked it
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
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Dec 2010
Dec 14, 2010
 
The Seance
3.55
really liked it
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
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Apr 02, 2011
Mar 23, 2011
 
Thor: Son of Asgard (Thor: Son of Asgard, #1-12)
3.41
really liked it
Props to Marvel for gathering up all 12 issues of Akira Yoshida's Thor:Son of Asgard in one volume. Yeah I know they also put out some two volume edit ...more
Feb 24, 2011
Feb 25, 2011
 
The Necropolis Railway (Jim Stringer, #1)
3.12
really liked it
Review from Badelynge
The Necropolis Railway introduces the character of Jim Stringer onto the Edwardian mystery stage. Stringer starts out as a fairly
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Sep 24, 2012
Sep 18, 2012
 
A Red Herring Without Mustard (Flavia de Luce, #3)
4.07
it was amazing
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
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Apr 26, 2011
Jul 18, 2010
 
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell, #1)
3.85
really liked it
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
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Nov 11, 2009
Aug 13, 2009
 
The Observations
3.61
really liked it
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
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May 29, 2011
May 22, 2011
 
The Man Whom the Trees Loved
3.82
really liked it
Review from Badelynge
David Bittacy and his wife have been happily married for decades. Mr Bittacy has another love though. He loves nature. More speci
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May 2011
May 01, 2011
 
Carmilla
3.83
really liked it
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 Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories
4.11
really liked it
Review from Badelynge.
Excellent selection of 35 ghost stories from the Victorian age, chronologically compiled here dating from 1852-1908. The stories
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Jul 25, 2011
Apr 03, 2011
 
The Ghost Writer
3.37
really liked it
Review from Badelynge.
Gerrard Freeman is a young Librarian living in Australia with his secretive mother. As a child he found a mysterious photograph
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May 24, 2012
May 07, 2012
 
The Mugger (87th Precinct, #2)
3.80
really liked it
This second book in Ed McBain's police procedural series shines more light on some of the other cops of the 87th Precinct while Steve Carella enjoys h ...more
Mar 11, 2012
Mar 02, 2012
 
Five Go Off in a Caravan (Famous Five, #5)
3.97
really liked it
Or more correctly: Five Go Off in Mobile Larders. After deciding against a walking holiday (fitting several tons worth of ginger beer and a small moun ...more
Nov 07, 2015
Nov 04, 2015
 
Manga Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
3.63
really liked it
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
 
The Snatch (Nameless Detective, #1)
3.81
really liked it
Review from Badelynge.
The Snatch is a very early Bill Pronzini novel from 1971 and the very first of his long running Nameless Detective series. And i
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Dec 12, 2011
Nov 18, 2010
 
The Hound of the Baskervilles
4.13
it was amazing
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
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Oct 05, 2010
Apr 21, 2010
 
Edwin of the Iron Shoes
3.90
it was ok
I really wanted to give this one up at the half way stage. But there were a few reasons I wanted to finish it poking me along. One being the shortness ...more
May 05, 2014
Apr 30, 2014
 
Killer's Wedge (87th Precinct #7)
3.87
liked it
You know when a long running tv series gets about three quarters through the season it often kicks out an episode where our heroes get caught up in a ...more
Jan 11, 2013
Jan 09, 2013
 
The Shadows in the Street (Simon Serrailler, #5)
3.98
really liked it
Review from Badelynge
Susan Hill has been writing extraordinary fiction for over four decades. She is adept at characterisation and building complex e
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Aug 22, 2010
Jun 10, 2010
 
Famous Modern Ghost Stories
3.35
liked it
From my review at Badelynge
This collection of fifteen famous ghost stories edited by Dorothy Scarborough was first published in 1921. Only about half
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Aug 09, 2010
Jul 25, 2010
 
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)
3.90
did not like it
"Oh...My..God!!! You would think that the first thing they'd want a big fat tick next to of anyone applying to read the audio version would be 'Speaks ...more
Apr 22, 2016
Apr 22, 2016
 
Gateway (Heechee #1)
4.07
it was amazing
Luckily this one slipped the net of my feverish childhood sci-fi bingeathons. I would have struggled mightily with all the psychological aspects of th ...more
Oct 19, 2016
Oct 14, 2016
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