fantasy


MOVIE REVIEW: INCEPTION

  DIRECTOR: CHRISTOPHER NOLAN MAIN CAST: LEONARDO DiCAPRIO, JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT, MARION COTILLARD, ELLEN PAGE, TOM HARDY AND MICHAEL CAINE. IN A SENTENCE: A mind-bending intelligent sci-fi thriller that keeps you on your toes from the first scene to the last. THE GOOD: This is the second time I’ve watched this movie and I […]


MOVIE REVIEW: XMEN – APOCALYPSE

  DIRECTOR: BRYAN SINGER MAIN CAST: MICHAEL FASSBENDER, JAMES McAVOY AND JENNIFER LAWRENCE IN A SENTENCE: The re-emerging Xmen must do battle with an all-powerful mutant to save the world and themselves (and the franchise of course). THE GOOD: Watching what was the “next generation” cast turn into the oldies when the […]


BOOK REVIEW: STALLO

  TITLE:  Stallo AUTHOR: Stefan Spjut BLURB: Summer 1978. A young boy disappears without a trace from a summer cabin. His mother claims that he was carried away by a giant. He is never found. Twenty-five years later, another child goes missing. This time there’s a lead, a single photograph taken […]


BOOK REVIEW: THE WHITE ROAD

  TITLE:  The White Road AUTHOR: John Connolly BLURB: In South Carolina, a young black man faces the death penalty for the rape and murder of Marianne Larousse, daughter of one of the wealthiest men in the state. It’s a case that nobody wants to touch, deeply rooted in old evil — […]


BOOK REVIEW: THE TREES

  TITLE:  The Trees AUTHOR: Ali Shaw BLURB: They arrive in the night: thundering up through the ground, transforming streets and towns into shadowy forest. Buildings are destroyed. Broken bodies, still wrapped in tattered bed linen, hang among the twitching leaves. Adrien Thomas has never been much of a hero. But when he […]


BOOK REVIEW: THE KILLING KIND

  TITLE:  The Killing Kind AUTHOR: John Connolly BLURB: Nobody wants to believe that Grace Peltier committed suicide: not Curtis, her father; not former US senator Jack Mercier; and not private detective Charlie Parker, who has been hired to investigate the circumstances of her death. But when a mass grave in northern Maine […]


BOOK REVIEW: DARK HOLLOW

  TITLE:  Dark Hollow AUTHOR: John Connolly BLURB: A young woman, Rita Ferris, and her little son die at the hands of an unknown killer, and the past and present collide violently for Charlie Parker. Still raw from the brutal slayings of his wife and daughter, and the events surrounding the hunt for […]


BOOK REVIEW: EVERY DEAD THING

  TITLE:  Every Dead Thing AUTHOR: John Connolly BLURB: Haunted by the unsolved slayings of his wife and young daughter, and tormented by his sense of guilt, former NYPD detective Charlie Parker is a man consumed by violence, regret and the desire for revenge. But when his ex-partner asks him to track […]


BOOK REVIEW: THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS

TITLE:  The Book of Lost Things AUTHOR: John Connolly BLURB: High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness. Angry and alone, he takes refuge in his […]


MOVIE REVIEW: THE HOBBIT

DIRECTOR: Peter Jackson STARRING: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage BLURB: A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home – and the gold within it – from the dragon Smaug. RATING:  7 out of 10   As […]