Tag: Violence

BOOK REVIEW: Slender Man by Anonymous

Lauren Bailey has disappeared, and Matt is having nightmares. I don’t often read horror, though I’m not sure why as I love horror films, but the Slender Man urban legend is such an intriguing pop-culture focus that I really wanted to read this one. I found the story gripping and the composition expertly crafted. The

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BOOK REVIEW: The Loosening Skin by Aliya Whiteley

The Loosening Skin is so unique, and breathtakingly weird that one can’t help but stand back and be amazed. It’s a new breed of horror from a strikingly powerful emerging talent and a book that I just couldn’t get enough of – I read the whole thing in a couple of sittings, such is the

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BOOK REVIEW: Behold America by Sarah Churchwell

A country is an amalgamation of dreams and nightmares: a torrent of conflicting visions that bash and crash against each other. They drive the country through triumph and disaster. They push its people together whilst systematically pulling them apart, but I don’t have to tell you this. It is most likely that you are witnessing

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BOOK REVIEW: Bindlestiff by Wayne Holloway

Bindlestiff is one of those books that took forever to read, forever in a good way…I just didn’t want it to end. I set about each evening to devour more of this offering from Wayne Holloway only for my mind to shut down after a few pages – it wasn’t through boredom it was that

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FICTION: Hope is a Rusty Knife by Daniel Soule

“we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars, as if we were villains by necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion” King Lear  Behind them lay the terror of besieged cities, and ahead? They did not know. Only that it was a better choice, the only choice they had. The whole country

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BOOK REVIEW: Judderman by D.A.Northwood

‘Your brother’s with the Judder.’ If you are not aware of The Eden Book Society – where have you been? Dead Ink have been able to obtain the rights to their back catalogue and are releasing titles over the course of the year, with each one being a macabre little slice of horror. There is

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BOOK REVIEW: Choke Chain by Jason Donald

Choke Chain by Jason Donald has a long emotional reach. Set in 1980’s apartheid South Africa it narrates the Thorne’s dysfunctional family life with clarity and compassion. Domesticity, gender politics and inequality are explored kitchen-sink style in this simmering story where two brothers, Alex, aged twelve, and Kevin, eight, grow up in poverty with an

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BOOK REVIEW: The Cutting Edge by Jeffery Deaver

Jeffery Deaver, is an international bestselling author and has won many accolades for his work, including the Lincoln Rhyme Thrillers such as this. His writing style is easy to read and sucks you in – in an instant. A violent torture and murder of a diamond cutter, an engaged couple collecting their ring and a

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FILM ARTICLE: Passion Gap

Elani has grown up in violence. It surrounds her. It inhabits her father and lives on every face in her neighborhood. But Elani has learned a trick: watching people’s hands. If she carefully observes how someone carries a mug or a phone or a bottle, she can spot that subtle difference between holding and wielding.

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FILM ARTICLE: The Punisher and the desensitised society we live in

“Frank Castle has spent years exacting vengeance for the deaths of his family by punishing criminals everywhere. His skull insignia inspires fear throughout the underworld. But Punisher’s appeal rests on more than his ability to do what the rest of Marvel’s heroes won’t. He’s a tragic figure – even a profoundly selfish one in some

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