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REVIEW: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is a dark masterpiece of magical realism, establishing Japanese author Haruki Murakami as one of the world’s foremost voices in speculative fiction and a perennial contender for the Nobel Prize...

REVIEW: Murder at Spindle Manor by Morgan Stang

Murder at Spindle Manor is an ingeniously constructed murder mystery by Morgan Stang and winner of Mark Lawrence’s ninth Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO9). Set inside a creepy mansion in a dark gaslamp fantasy world,...

REVIEW: Empire of the Damned by Jay Kristoff

Empire of the Damned continues the bloody and unforgiving tale of the silversaint Gabriel de Leon. Gabriel remains the prisoner of the vampire Margot, the Empress of Wolves and Men, and she wishes for...

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REVIEW: Universal Monsters: Dracula #3 by James Tynion IV (W) and Martin Simmonds (A)

If the arresting front cover of Universal Monsters: Dracula #3 by Martin Simmonds doesn’t tell you all you need to know about this issue and this series authored by James Tynion IV, then I...

REVIEW: Universal Monsters: Dracula #1 by James Tynion IV (W) and Martin Simmonds (A)

Mother of God.  Mother of God.  Reading Universal Monsters: Dracula #1 is like mainlining your illicit drug of choice straight into your temporal lobe.  And then doing it again, and again, and yet again,...

REVIEW: A Fortress of Grey Ice by J.V. Jones

A Fortress of Grey Ice is the second entry in J.V. Jones’ Sword of Shadows series. The novel is another impressive character-driven epic fantasy, continuing the action that was introduced with A Cavern of...

REVIEW: A War to End All by Michael R. Fletcher and Clayton Snyder

Eight years after the publishing world gifted us with the magnificent Beyond Redemption and six years after The Mirror’s Truth, we finally have Michael R Fletcher’s conclusion to the Manifest Delusions trilogy. A War...

REVIEW: Stimulant

Stimulant is a 2023 Canadian science fiction/cyberpunk movie. It has strong vibes like the Channel 4/AMC show Humans as well as David Cage video game Detroit: Become Human. Basically, it has elements of Blade...

REVIEW: Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson

I first read Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson eight years ago. This was a few years before I started reviewing books and I was in a very different mental headspace to the...

REVIEW: Mothtown by Caroline Hardaker

Caroline Hardaker’s Mothtown is haunting, atmospheric and wonderfully uncanny. It is a novel unlike any other, tiptoeing that fine line between obsession and the supernatural with great skill, leaving the reader feeling uneasy until...