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Creed
Creed
by James Herbert
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A return to form, 19 Nov. 2011
This review is from: Creed (Paperback)
I used to be a hugh fan of James Herbert, however was put off my the likes of Haunted, however I found this book a hugh improvement. A wonderful anti hero in the like of a washed up photographer, who finds himself in a world of demons and madness. Highly enjoyable.


Schirmer's Death Legion (A Futura book)
Schirmer's Death Legion (A Futura book)
by Leo Kessler
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Desert fighting, 19 Nov. 2011
The days of WW2 are now well in the past, and only Sgt Major Schuzle remains of the infamous SS Wotan. Now fighting for the French Foreign Legion, Death Legion finds the headhunters in the deserts of Algeria, fighting the Arab uprising.
For fans of the series this does not disappoint, with its usual dark humour and vicious battle scenes. Anothe fine entry into the series.


Dead Sea
Dead Sea
by Brian Keene
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent read., 19 Nov. 2011
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This review is from: Dead Sea (Mass Market Paperback)
This is the third Keene book after The Rising and City of the Dead that I have read and it was highly enjoyable. It is so fast paced that you rarely have time to recover from one bit of action before something else happens. In fact the first part of the book is virtually one big chase scene, before the charactors reach a ship and possible safety. However as always with Keene, it isnt long before it all goes to pot!
Highly recommended for all horror fans.


A Serbian Film [2010] [DVD]
A Serbian Film [2010] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Srdjan Todorovic
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Price: £21.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for all.., 30 Sept. 2011
This review is from: A Serbian Film [2010] [DVD] (DVD)
I must admit I am a fan of horror films and was looking forward to seeing this and must admit I didnt realise that the films had 4 minutes missing due to the censors!
Despite this this I found the film to be well acted and engrossing, the desent in despair of the main character was well portrayed. yes the film is shocking for most but it was also very enjoyable. Just wonder what was in those missing 4 minutes!


Whores of War (Wotan)
Whores of War (Wotan)
by Leo Kessler
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A poor re-hash, 30 Sept. 2011
This review is from: Whores of War (Wotan) (Paperback)
For the newcomer to the Wotan series, of which this is the 17th in the series, this is not in itself a bad little war book. The story ranges from the attack of Poland in 1939 right through to the end of World War 2.
However for fans of the series this is nothing but a re-hash of parts of previous books ranging from SS Panzer Battalion through to Hammer of the Gods, he even manages to kill off one character, Schwartz, twice, neither of which is the way he has died previously. A very poor lazy effort from one of my favourite war series.


Best New Horror 3: No. 3
Best New Horror 3: No. 3
by Stephen Jones
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Best Horror from 1991, 17 Sept. 2011
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This is an collection of horror stories written by various authors dating back to 1991. As usual this is a mixed back ranging from excellent to one I completely skipped.

The first story is "True Love" by K.W Jeter. This shows just how far a daughter will go to feed her sick father 6/10.

No 2 Is "The Same in Any Language" by Ramsey Campbell. About a small family group on holiday in Greece, who take a boat trip to an island which used to be a leper colony. An interesting story, which was let down by a flat ending. 5/10.

No 3. "Impermanment Mercies" by Kathe Koja. Which follow a photographer who becomes involved with a young lad after seeing his dog run over. One of the better stories in the book which succeeds in getting under your skin. 9/10.

No 4. "Ma Qui" by Alan Brennert. A medical horror based in Vietnam. 4/10.

No 5. The best in the book. "The Miracle Mile" by Robert R McCammon (my favourite author). The world is overcome by vampires, some of the last human survivors are trying to reach their old vacation spot on the coast. 10/10.

No 6. "Where Flies are Born" by Douglas Clegg. This is apparently only his second published story, a nasty little tail involving a mother and kids on the run, staying overnight in a strange house. 5/10

No 7. "Love, Death and the Maiden" by Roger Johnson. A story about a woman's hunt for the old torture tool the "Iron Maiden" 5/10

No 8. "Chui Chai" by S.P. Somtow. A soldier's ghost in Vietnam wanders the battlefield trying to find his way to salvation. A different slant on the old ghost story, very enjoyable. 7/10.

No 9. "The Snow Sculptures of Xanadu" by Kim Newman. A weird tale which I just didnt get. 2/10.

No 10. "Colder than Hell" by Edward Bryant. A married couple are trapped in a snowstorm in the Mid West of America in the 30's, and begin to get on each other's nerves. 6/10.

No 11. "Raymond" by Nancy A Collins. Raymod is diffent from others boys, but he doesnt find out how different until a travelling fair comes to town. 6/10

No 12. "One Life, in an Hourglass" by Charles L Grant. A girls love goes a long way. 4/10.

No 13. "The Braille Encyclopedia" by Grant Morrison. A blind girl meeets a strange man who opens her world to a new life of strange sexual desires. Completely different to what i was expecting, could really shock some readers. 9/10.

No 14. "The Bacchae" by Elizabeth Hand. What happens when women get the upper hand. 8/10.

No 15. "Busted in Buttown" by David J Schow, only a few pages long but intersting little story about one crimial night on the town. 8/10.

No 16. "Subway Story" by Russel Flinn. A "modern horror" which left me cold. 3/10.

No 17. "The Medusa" by Thomas Ligotti. I just not get into this one at all, skipped. 1/10.

No 18 "Power Cut" by Joel Lane. A strange story, still not sure whats happens even after re-reading it! 3/10.

No 19. "Moving Out" by Nicholas Royle. A ghost story with a diffence, and a twist in the tale, quite an effective chiller. 7/10.

No 20. "Guignoir" by Norman Partridge. A travelling show has an old car previously owned by a serial killer, which goes missing when they reach his old town. Really enjoyed this one 7/10.

No 21. "Blood Sky" by William F Nolan. A serial killer trys to go straight and find love. True love never ends well!! 8/10.

No 22. "Ready" by David Starkey. Not one for animal lovers, a true shocker about a man who thinks his neighbour is beating his dog. Turned my stomach. 10/10.

No 23. "The Slug" by karl Edward Wagner. Ever met someone who just leaches off you!!! This guy has! 8/10.

No 24. "The Dark Land" by Michael Marshall Smith. Another one that just passed me by!! 2/10

No 25. "When They gave us Memory" by Dennis Etchison. Awful! 2/10

No 26. "Taking Care of Michael" by J L Comeau. Only two pages long but will stay with you. A young lad takes care of his disabled brother. 9/10.

No 27. "The Dreams of Dr Ladybank" by Thomas Tessier. This is the longest in the book and concerns a doctor controlling two men with his mind. Not bad 6/10.

No 28. "Zits" by Nina Kiriki Hoffman. A teenage girl controlling her zits. Short but not so sweet 9/10.

So as you see a complete mixed bag with some crackers and some duffers, worth the price, not the full price no. But worth picking up second hand.
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From a Buick 8
From a Buick 8
by Stephen King
Edition: Paperback

2.0 out of 5 stars After the crash, 15 Aug. 2011
This review is from: From a Buick 8 (Paperback)
I cant say that I hated this book, but it just didnt really hold my interest. Feeling more like a sci-fi novel that anything else, the story whilst ok didnt really rise to any sort of climax. A long way from the old story's like The Stand. If this is the first King you have read, you will enjoy it, however for old fans it's a bit of a disappointment.


Schirmer's Headhunters (SS Wotan 16)
Schirmer's Headhunters (SS Wotan 16)
by Leo Kessler
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dien Bien Phu, 13 July 2011
WW II is over and many of Hitlers SS and now serving in the French Foreign Legion, where the best have been formed into an elite unit called "The Headhunters" under the command of Colonel Schirmer, with the old Wotan rogue Schuzle as Sgt Major.
It has gone very quiet in Vietnam and the French High Command are suspicious and suspect the Viet Minh are up to something, so send in "The Headhunters" to try and find out what exactly is going on.
Kessler has moved the action on from WWII very succesfully, aided by keeping alive some of our favourite charactors from the series. Excellent action scenes, ending in the bloodbath that was the Viet Minh's assault on the French fort of Dien Bien Phu.


Cauldron of Blood (Wotan/Panzer)
Cauldron of Blood (Wotan/Panzer)
by Leo Kessler
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Trapped in Hells Deep Freeze, 22 Jun. 2011
The Russian Front 1942, the veterans of SS Wotan, find themselves trapped behind enemy lines, with little hope of rescue. Their only hope lies on whether Hilter will send in a rescue mission to save the life of one of his old colleagues.
More blood and guts with your old reliable characters Schuzle and Matz, fantastic wartime story written in an easy to read "pulp" fashion.
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Skin Privilege
Skin Privilege
by Karin Slaughter
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read, 15 Jun. 2011
This review is from: Skin Privilege (Hardcover)
This the first book I have read by Karin Slaughter, and have to say I was pleasantly surprised. The story had plenty of twists and turns, I especially enjoyed the way the story when from Lena, and then to the Sheriff and his wife. I totally did not see that end coming!!!
Only downside was that this was the sixth in the series, and was the first one I read. I am definately going to order "Blindsighted" now and start at the begining.


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