Recent Reads: The Death House by Sarah Pinborough

The Death House by Sarah Pinborough (Gollancz, 2015, 273 pgs) Toby lives in ‘the Death House’ – a re-purposed manor being used as a quarantine for young people designated ‘Defectives.’ Kept away from the public on an island, and separated from society and loved ones, the young patients all live as if in a boarding school.… Continue reading Recent Reads: The Death House by Sarah Pinborough

Recent Reads: The Scarlet Gospels by Clive Barker

The Scarlet Gospels by Clive Barker (Macmillan, 2015, 419 pgs) The Cenobite Hell Priest, known as Pinhead, is murdering the Earth’s sorcerers, stealing their secret arts and abilities. Harry D’Amour is a private investigator and demon hunter – teamed with blind psychic Norma, they help spirits in need. When assisting one lost soul, D’Amour is… Continue reading Recent Reads: The Scarlet Gospels by Clive Barker

Best Reads of 2016

Over the course of 2016, I managed to read a total of twenty-eight books, both non-fiction and fiction. Yep. So close to thirty. So very close. That’s 2017’s goal sorted then. That can go on the New Years Resolutions. And so, for the first post of 2017, I’m going to list four books I particularly enjoyed reading;… Continue reading Best Reads of 2016

I Can Remember It For You Wholesale: ‘Overlay’ (1972)

“‘These people are dangerous and insane,’ Hemmings said. ‘The polarities, the constants, the projections, and so on, all of this would indicate that within a very short amount of time, even by our standards, they will pose a real menace. We have to stop this, of course. Onward! We must protect our interests and so… Continue reading I Can Remember It For You Wholesale: ‘Overlay’ (1972)

I Can Remember It For You Wholesale: ‘Starbrat’ (1972)

In this series, I review an older science fiction or fantasy novel from a small yet-to-be-read collection (thanks, late-night eBay purchases!), summarising its plot, its cover, and a little about the author’s canon. For the first entry in this series I’ve read: Starbrat (1972) by John Morressy. Though the novel is only 190 pages long,… Continue reading I Can Remember It For You Wholesale: ‘Starbrat’ (1972)