Category Archives: Books

AMERICAN PSYCHO: THE SEQUEL?

It’s 1:00a.m on the 10th of March, and Bret Easton Ellis, is sitting on Twitter musing about where Patrick Bateman is now. If we believe page 5 of his notes, he’s potentially “murdering David Beckham in an elevator in Manchester…” … Continue reading

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THE MELANCHOLY DEATH OF OYSTER BOY & OTHER STORIES [REVIEW]

If Tim Burton were given the opportunity to redesign the world, I imagine it would look a lot more animated. Trees would be spindlier, darkness more sinister, colours more garish and in bubble-gum shades; ghoulish topiary figures would prance, bend … Continue reading

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SUPERNATURAL SELECTION: DEATH OF A GENRE

There has been a silent war raging for the past few years, and at this point, it seems that the wrong side has all but won. The land of Supernatural Fiction, once an arguably strong, proud and vaguely nerdy genre … Continue reading

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ANKH-MORPORK: COMMUNITY, IDENTITY, STABILITY.

If I had to choose between meeting Terry Pratchett, Michael Palin and Tim Burton, I would probably shoot myself in the foot with indecision. It wouldn’t be the most constructive decision making tool, but at least it would give me … Continue reading

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POP FICTION: BBC GREAT EXPECTATIONS [REVIEW]

One might wonder why on earth a review of the BBC’s 2011 adaptation of Charles Dickens‘ ‘Great Expectations‘ would dare to appear on a pop culture blog such as this. Of course, if one does wonder this chances are you … Continue reading

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PAUL M KRAMER IS A SPITEFUL LITTLE IDIOT

Review: Maggie Goes on a Diet, Paul M Kramer. This review by the Treasury Islands blog is totally worth it for the response by the book’s author, third comment down. He does not respond well to criticism.

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READY PLAYER ONE – ERNEST CLINE [REVIEW]

A couple of years ago, a bloke called Ernest Cline wrote a film called ‘Fanboys‘, about a group of friends coming together to help a friend with terminal cancer see ‘The Phantom Menace‘ before release. Some dying wish, huh? It … Continue reading

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