A. Watson

"allan watson"
Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,224
Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (378 of 429)
Location: Glasgow


Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,224 - Total Helpful Votes: 378 of 429
The Art of Hunting by Alan Campbell
The Art of Hunting by Alan Campbell
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Completely in Awe, 22 Feb 2014
Just spent the most wonderful week dipping my toes in and out of the Brine. Only wish I had a Replicating Sword so I could submit multiple 5 star reviews. I've loved all Alan Campbell's books so far. For imagination, prose, and sheer originality he far outstrips most writers on the planet... and any other horror laden multiverse hanging around waiting to be exploited by a fantasy author.
The Magus of Hay (MERRILY WATKINS SERIES) by Phil Rickman
35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical Magus, 7 Nov 2013
Ever since Lamp of the Wicked, the supernatural quotient of this crime series has been stepped down, notch by notch, until you could be mistaken for thinking Merrily Watkins herself had exorcised all the lurking revenants hiding in the dark shadows between the pages. But just when you think it's finally safe to turn out the lights in Ledwardine, Phil Rickman gives the Creepy-Dial a hard twist to the right and we find ourselves in the middle of an authentically disturbing ghost story woven through with neo-nazis, sexual sadists, and a whole motley collection of Kindle-hating second-hand book sellers. I'm still unsure which of these scares me most.

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Already Dead (Cooper and Fry) by Stephen Booth
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Stephen Booth's novels are always an eagerly anticipated event for me, but more so this time as so much was left unresolved in the previous book. Obviously Ben cooper was always going to pull through, we expected no less. But now damaged both physically and mentally, the sea-change in Cooper's normally placid, no-frills character while coming to terms with his injuries and personal loss, adds an edgy new layer to this compelling series. Diane Fry's demeanour continues to curdle in direct proportion to the copious amounts of rain falling on Derbyshire, while Gavin Murfin provides some brilliant comedy moments. I can't imagine any other writer taking the death of an insurance claims adjuster… Read more

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