Dead Lock Cover and Dead Heat 2nd Edition Cover

It’s nice to be able to start adding the final touches to Dead Lock now. Yesterday afternoon, I posted the new cover image and a new cover for Dead Heat, but I want to go into a bit more detail about the changes. Firstly, I wanted the Dead Lock cover (see below) to be a […]

The Themes in Stephen’s King’s “IT”

SPOILER ALERT: If you are unfamiliar with the book or have only seen the recently released film with no idea what is going to happen in Chapter 2, I suggest you look away now if you don’t want it spoilt. The latest film version released globally this weekend. I saw it on Friday afternoon. Largely, […]

A Coming of Age Story Perfect for Spring

Despite that spring is my favourite season, it seems that I’ve written few stories set during the three months between the end of March and June. It’s a period that defines new life, a new start, new beginnings and people tend to be blessed with a certain air of positivity and relaxation. Spring for me […]

How Will The Walking Dead End?

By now, we have probably all seen the explosive and shocking season 7 opener. For most of us, perhaps the revelation of precisely whom Negan killed did not come as a surprise (don’t worry, I won’t spoil it). Since last season, I think there has been a general feeling that The Walking Dead had become […]

Why Alicia is Already My Favourite “Fear The Walking Dead” Character

Like its father show, Fear The Walking Dead is proving itself every bit as high quality as I’d hoped it would be. I am slightly behind the US broadcast, so I haven’t quite seen all episodes yet. All this season I have been split on who my favourite character is. By Amc Fear The Walking […]

Book Review: The Ruins By Scott Smith

I saw this film maybe six or seven years ago and was aware it was based on a book. The film was just ok, but I enjoyed it enough to read the book. There are several key differences between this and the film, one of which I prefer in the film. For the most part […]

Stephen King’s IT’s Most Controversial Scene

SPOILERS: IF YOU HAVE NOT READ IT AND DO NOT WISH IT SPOILT, PLEASE DO NOT READ THIS POST! There is one scene from Stephen King’s most famous book IT (I reviewed yesterday) that appears to be the major talking point of the book even now decades later. The scene has divided audiences between those who […]

Book Review: IT By Stephen King

I first read this book when I was about 13 but didn’t really get it at the time. Now I am in my 40s, I can look back with hindsight and admit that I didn’t get it. But that’s ok. Not everybody gets Stephen King all of the time, not even his long term fans. […]

The Best of James Herbert

The last book published before James Herbert’s death at age 69 was Ash. A few days ago, I finished that book – it was the only novel of his I had left to read so this feels like the end of an era. Over an illustrious career, he had many best sellers – not least […]

Social Commentary in Science Fiction: Mockingjay

I know I have already written a post on The Hunger Games but here I want to write specifically about the final book/film where everything changes and the story is brought to a satisfactory conclusion (well, for some). Though it follows the same theme of celebrity culture, there are other elements that make this final […]