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BOOKS: Top 14 Horror Books – List by Ross Jeffery

14) The Heart Shaped Box – Joe Hill He bought it, in the shape of the dead man’s suit, delivered in a heart-shaped box, because he wanted it: because his fans ate up that kind of story. It was perfect for his collection: the genuine skulls and the bones, the real honest-to-God snuff movie, the

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BOOK REVIEW: The Beginning of the End by Ian Parkinson

There’s a problem that faces authors trying to write characters with a mental illness. Being inside the head of someone with a psychological condition doesn’t necessarily make for an interesting experience for the reader. The Beginning of the End, a debut novel by Ian Parkinson from publisher Salt, runs slap-bang into this problem. The main

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BOOK REVIEW: The Long Gaze Back: An Anthology of Irish Women Writers

No place I have ever visited celebrates the authors it has produced with quite so much gusto as Ireland. The English habit is to adduce Wordsworth and Shakespearewith the same smugness with which you then profess never to have read them, while in the U.S. the title of any major novel is rarely mentioned without

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BOOK REVIEW: The Trees by Ali Shaw

It is often hard for an author to bring something new to an already overworked, packed genre like the post apocalyptic realm. Ali Shaw not only delivers, he has crafted himself his own sub-genre. Skillfully extracting elements from familiar territories and weaving them together into a colourful tapestry with mastery; he has created the quite stunning

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