Stephen Candy

Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (37 of 43)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 104,901 - Total Helpful Votes: 37 of 43
Littlest Lovecraft: The Call of Cthulhu by Tro Rex
After supporting the successful Kickstarter campaign for the creation of this book, having liked the original concept, I was delighted that the finished item lived up to that promise.
The artwork is skillfully created in a unique cartoon style that manages to remain simple but yet still detailed enough to encompass the Lovecraftian imagery of the original source material. Sharp edges and angles in the art help to evoke an otherworldly feel entirely appropriate when you remember this isn't something fun and cute but is in fact an adaptation of the most famous work of the man seen by many as the Godfather of modern horror writing.

The conceit of the retelling of… Read more
Flamenco Baby by Cherry Radford
Flamenco Baby by Cherry Radford
I bought this having enjoyed Cherry Radford's first novel, Men Dancing. As I said in my review of that book, it's not my usual sort of thing as I tend towards crime fiction and sci-fi/fantasy. Also as with the previous book, this was a breath of fresh air and a welcome contrast to my usual reading.
The story is a gentle, if slightly out-of-the-ordinary, romance set against the backdrop of a lady with a wealthy gay friend who treats her to dance and theatre-based treats as "consolation prizes" whenever her other relationships flounder. I was easily drawn into her wishes and fantasies and empathised with her desire to succeed at… Read more
Doctor Who: Who-ology (Dr Who) by Cavan Scott
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
I have been anticipating the release of this book for almost a year - before I even knew what it was, in fact, due to teasing Twitter mentions by its illustrator Ben Morris. (Whose unique stylised work many Doctor Who fans will know from the pages of Doctor Who Magazine/Doctor Who Adventures and last year's charity Doctor Who book Behind the Sofa: Celebrity Memories of Doctor Who.)
I'm pleased to say the finished product does not disappoint. It never pretends to be more than it is - a fun, witty collection of assorted Doctor Who minutiae. It is very well presented; a nice, solid hardback volume in similar size to hardback… Read more

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