Sir Richard Francis Burton Biography Cover
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Sir Richard Francis Burton

By Scott Bailey If ever you are looking for a good and somewhat different biography to read them try Burton: A Biography of Sir Richard Francis Burton by Byron Farwell. I am not one for biographies myself - I only read this one due to the fact that he was featured in one of my… Continue reading Sir Richard Francis Burton

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Silver Threadings Review – Mankind Limited

Scott Bailey skillfully wove a tale of intrigue and suspense with just the right amount of dystopian dread. Bravo! Silver Threading Title:  Mankind Limited Author: Scott Bailey File Size: 958 KB Print Length: 376 pages Publisher: Scott Bailey Publication Date: August 19, 2013 Sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English ASIN: B00EOA1RW2 Formats: Paperback and Kindle Goodreads Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Dystopian Fantasy In the… Continue reading Silver Threadings Review – Mankind Limited

Thirteen Tales of Ghosts
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A Cracking Five Star Review

For Thirteen Tales See the original here or read below. I was very eager to acquire and read Thirteen Tales, by Scott Bailey, as I'm familiar with his writing from his blog. I like everything about his book--the cover art is spectacular, suggestive of Poe's "Raven"; and the stories read quickly as you hunger for… Continue reading A Cracking Five Star Review

Film, Review

First Man – First Class!

https://youtu.be/PSoRx87OO6k I am a little bit obsessed with this film. It is a masterclass of how to do a biopic. I don't normally like biopics but in the last twelve months, the two best films have both been biopics. Bohemian Rhapsody and First Man. Both very different films - both superb. Do yourself a favour… Continue reading First Man – First Class!

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A Ripple of Reviews

I don't know if that is the correct collective noun but it should be 🙂 Here are a few reviews I have accrued over time. Thirteen Tales (of Ghosts)  Excellently Eerie! AAA+++!! 30 January 2018  Witty, scary, creepy, delicious, and not without a deft touch of wit! Well-crafted visions of the dark side! So refreshing to… Continue reading A Ripple of Reviews

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Five Star Review Received! Thirteen Tales

Thirteen Tales of Ghosts received a great review from janowrite, a fellow Ghost Story writer and fan. Check out the review here and her own blog here. And why not check out the book itself - see if you agree 🙂  

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Thanet Writers Feature – Me!

The folks over at Thanet Writer's interviewed me a while ago and it's now up and available on their website. I am deeply honoured and appreciative. Check it out here!

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Four Star Rating and review – for Thirteen tales!

Incredibly pleased and appreciative of the latest (and first for this book) review of Thirteen Tales - many thanks, Janet Gogerty. See the review below or click here for the original on Amazon. Janet Gogerty This review is from: Thirteen Tales: of Ghosts (Kindle Edition) All the stories in this collection are very different, savour… Continue reading Four Star Rating and review – for Thirteen tales!

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Four Star Rating and review – for Thirteen tales!

Incredibly pleased and appreciative of the latest (and first for this book) review of Thirteen Tales - many thanks, Janet Gogerty. See the review below or click here for the original on Amazon. Janet Gogerty This review is from: Thirteen Tales: of Ghosts (Kindle Edition) All the stories in this collection are very different, savour… Continue reading Four Star Rating and review – for Thirteen tales!

General, Review

Starkiller

December 2015 saw the release of The Force Awakens and introduced the mainstream world to the word starkiller. 2016 seems to have taken the concept to heart.

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Another Fantastic Review!

This one for my Poetry Collection! "Great concept to write a poem a day for a year and provides an insight into copying with difficult family circumstances - a recommended read for anyone who has struggled in such situations. Some poems were obviously more personal than others (my favourites were those when the writer cherishes… Continue reading Another Fantastic Review!

Mankind Limited
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Mankind Limited Another Review

"This book ⇑⇑⇑ should be a movie. Somewhere in Hollywood right now there are actors waiting for their agents to deliver this story in script format to them. The makings of all action-packed adventure films is here. I can see the film in my mind’s eye. But this one is different. It’s not fast-paced for… Continue reading Mankind Limited Another Review

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What a Week

It's been a hell of a week - hence a quiet one on here for me. My wife went to a very emotional funeral to send off her Uncle. While My parents got to see the granddaughter they haven't seen for nearly 10 years! My wife also had an appointment about our youngest's diagnosis of… Continue reading What a Week

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Mankind Limited – Another Fantastic Review

A detailed, in-depth and insightful review of Mankind Limited from Silver Threading. Check it out here.. and many thanks to her for the review!

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Game of Thrones – the Payoff

Last season (Season 5), I was getting more and more worried about Game of Thrones. Sure I loved it kept me gripped and on the edge of my seat - wanting the next episode to come as quickly as possible. But that in a way was my worry. Most of that tension came from the sudden… Continue reading Game of Thrones – the Payoff

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Mankind Limited – Review

"This book ⇑⇑⇑ should be a movie. Somewhere in Hollywood right now there are actors waiting for their agents to deliver this story in script format to them. The makings of all action-packed adventure films is here. I can see the film in my mind’s eye. But this one is different. It’s not fast-paced for… Continue reading Mankind Limited – Review

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New Author Website!

I have completely revamped and refreshed my author website! My previous one was set up hastily and partly in order for me to learn the basic concepts of the yii2 framework. The new one does not use a framework - yet. It is based on simple HTML pages using a free template. As it stands… Continue reading New Author Website!

Fiction, Film, Review, Science Fiction

Audible Pleasure – Dune and Dune Messiah

As mentioned in my last post, I have just finished listening to the Audible version of Dune Messiah. I was reluctant to try Audible - but overall I would say it's been positive. The main advantage has been a gain in "reading" time. I have more and more trouble finding time to read these days… Continue reading Audible Pleasure – Dune and Dune Messiah

General, Review, Writing

Heart of Darkness

I have been listening to Heart of Darkness on Audible. It's depressing me. But not in the way you might think. Sure, it's a dark read - delivering its brooding condemnation of colonialism in its age and of humanity in general. Conrad's slow pulse beats out like a dying man's fleeing soul. But that's not… Continue reading Heart of Darkness

Film, General, Review, Science Fiction, Technology

Ageing Movies

So I stumbled upon Bladerunner on the tellybox last night. There's an odd effect with films like this. It's set in the future - from when it was made. 2019 to be specific. Now that future is practically here, we can see that the 'predictions' were well out. However, the film still works, many such… Continue reading Ageing Movies

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Giants

It was one of those days. But work was over, the kids were in bed at last, the carnage they had caused was fixed - for now. Dinner was cooked and on the table, wife was in the bath. All I wanted was to watch something mindless on TV while I ate. But the kids… Continue reading Giants