1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A story of two halves. The first is that of the main character, an Anglo-Asian police detective struggling to make his way up the ranks. He's not one of the lads but is a character you can admire for his determination and caring attitude. The second is that of Manchester, a complicated city with a great past but now is a city of division with extremes of wealth and differing cultures.
This story builds in layers as more and more characters are introduced. Written in a punchy style with quite short chapters, it's an easy read and enjoyable read with characters that you care about. I personally liked the location as there are few novels set in the UK's second city.
Overall I… Read more
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I saw this one at Glasgow's Fright Fest and liked it enough to buy it upon release. I wouldn't say I'm a hard core horror fan as I like the ones that make you jump rather than the ones where the mian aim is to see how horrendouly someone can be ripped to pieces. That said there's a bit of everything in this film and it's thoroughly enjoyable.
It's reminiscant of a John Carpenter horror even down to the musical store and thus it's the story and the suspense build up in this movie that makes it great. I felt exhausted at the end as I felt like I'd been running through the tunnels.
I've read some reviews saying that the camera work in some fight scenes jumps about too much but this… Read more