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Ultimate Guide to the Kindle – Nik Rawlinson

February 29, 2012


A quick one today here. I was browsing in Tesco the other day when I noticed the “Ultimate Guide to Amazon Kindle” on sale in the magazine section. Intrigued I had a look. I realised it was one of these Magbooks that seems to be prevalent on the shelves nowadays. Fortunately, this one seems to be […]

Comic Club: Magic the Gathering #1

February 26, 2012


The Magic: The Gathering collectable card game has been going for nearly 20 years now, and the various card set expansions have been set on various ‘planes’ of existence, each with their own quirks and characters. Tie-in fiction has been around for years, including previous runs of comics. Independent publisher IDW now holds the rights […]

City of Dreams and Nightmares – Ian Whates

February 17, 2012


**This review contains slight spoilers** Ian Whates debut novel, City of Dreams and Nightmares, is the first in a series set in the ‘City of a Thousand Rows’. The city, Thaiburley, a vast towering metropolis. The poor leave in the Undercity, a world away from the well-to-do and demons that are said to lurk on […]

Two – LIVE!

February 14, 2012


Following on from Nexus Book Group’s reading of Two by Jim Cartwright, we went on a group excursion to the Royal Exchange to see Justin Moorhouse and Victoria Elliott perform it! For more about the actual play itself, please refer to my earlier review here. Two is a very low key play, with only the […]

Third Party Fire and Theft: The London Riots – KC Okolo

February 12, 2012


Following on from the recent Wonderland documentary My Child the Rioter, I noticed that Kc Okolo’s ‘novel’ about the London riots, ‘Third Party, Fire and Theft: The London Riots’ was available on the Kindle. The ‘novel’ alternates between two viewpoints, one a bystander of the riots, and the other, ‘Joel’ a willing participant as events […]

Nexus Book Group #4: Two by Jim Cartwright

February 8, 2012


For the fourth in Nexus Book Group’s meets about Northern writers/novels, the group read Two by Jim Cartwright, which neatly happens to be playing at the Royal Exchange at the moment. This review contains plot spoilers.  Two is a pretty barebones play, only two actors playing all the characters in a stage with minimal setting […]

Comic Club: The Amazing Spiderman – Coming Home

February 3, 2012


I’ve never been a Marvel Comics fan – I was always a DC boy. The world of Gotham City and the villains that Batman faced were always infinitely more interesting than anything The Hulk, Spiderman or the Fantastic Four were up to. Growing up as a Doctor Who fan, I appreciated a main character who used brains rather than superpowers to save the day. All […]