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‘The Calling’ – Bob Randall (New English Library)

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Page Count: 188 pages. You know me by now… I like to root around in old bookshops and see what I find, every visit is a treasure hunt and all that 😊 These days, I like to keep an eye open for any horror from the early eighties, I couldn’t get my hands on it as a kid (it was on the shelves but way out of my reach as a kid) so I’m making up for lost time now and catching up on the books of those heady pulpy days when it seemed like anything could become the subject of a horror book. Like a telephone for example… Really though, a telephone…? Well, that’s what the cover of ‘The Calling’ had on it and it was only going to set me back a pound so I thought, why not? Lets give it a go and see where the book takes me. And that was exactly what I did. You have a wonderful husband, a beautiful daughter, and a good job in New York City. And then...the Calling begins. The Presence that turns everyday reality into a nightmare of sheer terror. The shrieking, obscene Silence that follows you

'Glorious' (2022)

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It hasn't been a bad one today; well, apart from the bit where I accidentally unmuted myself, in the middle of a big departmental meeting, and proceeded to take a phone call... But anyway... :o) It wasn't a bad day at all but I wasn't up to much come the end of it so I figured I'd give Shudder another go and see what I came up with. What did I come up with? 'Glorious' looked interesting so I thought I'd give it a go and... I really didn't want to go for the obvious opener but there's only one word to describe 'Glorious'. Yep, you guessed it ;o) Quick thoughts as ever, it's getting late and work won't do itself tomorrow. After a breakup, Wes ends up at a remote rest stop. He finds himself locked inside the bathroom with a mysterious figure speaking from an adjacent stall. Soon Wes realizes he is involved in a situation more terrible than he could imagine... Before I watched 'Glorious', if you'd told me that the best '

A Couple of Films that I've watched...

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It’s that time again where I remember that I’m paying for a ‘Shudder’ subscription and I really should try watching a few films every now and then… Work and well, everything else hasn’t left me with an awful lot of time to just sit and watch a movie but then I realised that I had to make that time for myself (life can find an awful lot of things for you to do but it never gives you any time off, that’s on you to find…) So… here I am after sitting down and watching a couple of films, here to tell you all about it 😉 Just a couple of films and more quick thoughts, mostly because there wasn’t an awful lot to them. Fun to watch but pretty lightweight and that wasn’t a bad thing actually. Sometimes that’s just what I need 😊 But anyway, here goes… ‘Slash/Back’ (2022) In a small village just 31 miles south of the Arctic Circle, a group of teenage girls must fight off an alien invasion using only makeshift weapons and their horror movie knowledge. Now here was an odd movie… Well, od

‘Broken Honour’ – Robert Earl (Black Library)

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One trap that I think every blogger falls into, at least once during their time, is that we never seem to find the time to go back and re-read our old favourites. Think about it, we’re all on a reading journey and that means moving forwards all the time; whether that’s reading the latest ARC or reading an older book that you’ve never tried. There doesn’t seem to be the time to look back or maybe there is, tell me that I’m wrong, I’m feeling a little sad about it all   But anyway… I’ve always thought that life is too short to be reading books that I don’t enjoy and if it feels like hard work then I’m clearly doing something wrong   And those old favourites aren’t going to read themselves so… Here I am. I loved ‘Broken Honour’, back in the day, and now that  I’d finally found another copy , it was time to re-visit it and see if it was the book that I remembered.   The armies of Hochland are at breaking point. Beset on all sides by the feral beastmen, the safety and prosperity of the prov

'Earthworm Gods' – Brian Keene (Deadite Press)

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Yes, it's the book with the better title and the better cover than its 'Leisure Fiction' edition... Okay, I didn't mind the title 'The Conqueror Worms' ('Earthworm Gods' is the clear winner though) but the cover art was just dreadful, nowhere near as good as what we have here). Being almost a little too much into reading series in order, there was no way that I was going to be able to read that copy of 'Earthworm Gods II', I found on eBay, without reading 'Earthworm Gods' first so... here I am kicking off another week of blogging here with one of my favourite Brian Keene books. And yes, I've kind of given the game away a little but let me tell you a little more about 'Earthworm Gods' and hopefully you'll see why I enjoy it so much. Quick thoughts though, I'm afraid. Work is going to be interesting in the morning so should get some sleep at some point... ;o) One day, it starts raining-and never stops. Global super-sto

Books for the TBR Pile... 'The Laziest Saturday' Edition

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That's what today will be :o) After the last week at work, I'm pretty sure I deserve it. I've got some books that I'd like to catch up on, maybe a little telly to watch and... that's it ;o) What books are you dipping into this weekend? Books continue to turn up at my place far faster than I am able to read them. I really need to stop buying books every time I have a rough day at work, it would certainly free up some room in my flat! But anyway... While we're here, we may as well take a look at the latest batch to arrive; a few from eBay and a few from a favourite bookshop of mine... I've been looking for more 'Gotrek & Felix' books so when I came across these two on eBay, I had to have a little bid and ended up winning the lot. 'Shamanslayer' leads straight into 'Zombieslayer' (which I also have, somewhere...) so will probably give that a go first.  And 'Spear of Shadows'... I didn't have a lot of luck with this book t

'Feeding Ground' – Sarah Pinborough (Leisure Fiction)

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Page Count: 310 Pages. Well, yesterday did its level best to deny me any reading time but I sure showed it who was boss. Me that's who, I was the boss ;o) After having enjoyed Matthew Edge's adventures through the web strewn landscape of 'Breeding Ground' (review Here), I wasn't go to leave it too long before reading the sequel so as soon as I'd finished with work, I ordered myself some takeaway and settled down for an evening's reading. While you're here, let me tell you all about it. London streets that were once filled with pedestrians, tourists and shoppers are now clogged with thick webs and dead bodies. Spidery creatures straight out of a nightmare have infested the city, skittering after their human prey, spinning sticky traps to catch their food... A few desperate survivors have banded together, realizing that their only hope for survival is to flee the dying city. Their route will take them through wrecked streets, into an underground trai