PLUG and REVIEW (ish) – 2 KILL Comic

In my other blogging persona, you might recall me bragging about my friend Tom Ellis HERE and HERE. Well, the little sod has gone and done it again! Damn him and his inspirational/creative self! Tom has created a comic book series. And written the first issue. And published it. And is selling it. EPISODE 01 IS … Continue reading PLUG and REVIEW (ish) – 2 KILL Comic

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The Kite Runner at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

 'For you...a thousand times over...' Afghanistan, 1975: Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family … Continue reading The Kite Runner at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

Grounded at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

 “My pulse quickens. It is not a fair fight, but it quickens.” She's a hot-rod F16 fighter pilot. She's pregnant. Her career in the sky is over. Now, she sits in an air-conditioned trailer in Las Vegas flying remote-controlled drones over the Middle East. She struggles through surreal 12-hour shifts far from the battlefield, hunting … Continue reading Grounded at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

Man Booker Challenge 2014: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, by Karen Joy Fowler As a child, Rosemary never stopped talking, so why, now she's a young woman at college, doesn't she talk very much at all? She used to have a sister, Fern, the same age as her, and an older brother, Lowell. She loved both fiercely but … Continue reading Man Booker Challenge 2014: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

The Summer of Living Dangerously – Guest

LBC regular reviewer Michael has been reading again... Thanks again Michael! THE SUMMER OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY JULIE COHEN Alice Woodstock is a writer, or more precisely making her income from writing technical reviews of industrial products. She sees a job advert for guides at Eversley Hall, who spend the day being an character from the … Continue reading The Summer of Living Dangerously – Guest

Exciting News – My brothers first LBC review!

My little brother has graciously provided this stellar review of the SF epic Dune.   DUNE FRANK HERBERT Review submitted via facebook. I'd provide a link for his twitter but he doesn't believe in it. As in - he disputes its existence altogether.  

Blonde Bombshell and The Fields of Fortune Reviews – Guest

Thanks to our Guest Star Michelle for contributing the following reviews. She's becoming a regular book-reviewing wizard!   BLONDE BOMBSHELL TOM HOLT Like other Tom Holt books, you either get the humour or you don’t! Having read “May Contain Traces of Magic” by the same author, I was looking forward to another rather zany novel. … Continue reading Blonde Bombshell and The Fields of Fortune Reviews – Guest

Rich Girl, Poor Girl – Val Wood Review – GUEST

RICH GIRL, POOR GIRL VAL WOOD   Thanks to our Guest Star Michelle for contributing the following review.    Set in Victorian England, this novel tells of two teenage girls, one from a well-to-do family, big house, servants, father in the Army, and the other the child of a single mum, living in slum housing … Continue reading Rich Girl, Poor Girl – Val Wood Review – GUEST

Legends of Shannara – Terry Brooks – GUEST

LEGENDS OF SHANNARA -  BEARERS OF THE BLACK STAFF TERRY BROOKS   Thanks to our Guest Star Michelle for contributing the following review.    Five hundred years after the disintegration of society and the destruction created in the battle between the Word and the Void, Panterra Qu and Prue Liss are training as Trackers in … Continue reading Legends of Shannara – Terry Brooks – GUEST

Medusa LBC Write Up – Cloud Atlas – Guest

Medusa LBC   Date:  Wednesday 10th of October 2012 Time:  7:30pm Address: 8-10 Town Street, Horsforth, Leeds  Discussing:  CLOUD ATLAS DAVID MITCHELL (not that one) * * * * * S P O I L E R S * * * * * * * * * * S P O I L E R S … Continue reading Medusa LBC Write Up – Cloud Atlas – Guest