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Predator (1987)
Film Review

Predator (1987)

Right from the start you could smell the testosterone oozing from the screen, but in the right way. This is another vehicle for the talent that is Arnold Schwarzenegger, as most of the 80s was. He did action but each of them seemed to have a little bit of a twist that took them just …

The Bewitching of Aveline Jones
Book Review

The Bewitching of Aveline Jones

Phil Hicks, Keith Robinson. Usborne Publishing, (256p) ISBN 9781474972154 I absolutely loved The Haunting of Aveline Jones and had to get this as soon as I’d finished that, and I had read this pretty much straight away, and then forgot to write my review… The hardship was that I had to suffer reading it once …

Monster Hunting for Beginners
Book Review

Monster Hunting for Beginners

Ian Mark, illustrated Louis Ghibault. Chicken House. (304p) ISBN 9781910655030 Picked this up as it’s been on my shelf for quite a while now as an ARC, apologies, and from the beginning I was entranced. We follow Jack (I know) from a very boring life in a very boring school where he has worms put …

Utterly Dark and the Face of the Deep
Book Review

Utterly Dark and the Face of the Deep

Philip Reeve. David Fickling Books. (288p) ISBN 9781788452373 A book I’d requested through work as I’m a huge fan of Mortal Engines (plus Philip Reeve’s other works). This latest book is a magnificent middle grade fantasy adventure following Utterly Dark, the ward of The Watcher of Wildsea. When her ward drowns it sets a chain …

La Belle Sauvage
Book Review

La Belle Sauvage

Philip Pullman. Penguin. (592p) ISBN 9780241365854 I’ve had the special edition of La Belle Sauvage with the Lynx daemon sat on my shelves since it was released but never got around to reading it. I found this on the RBDigital service whilst looking through for a fantasy or sci-fi book to listen to and thought …