The Forgotten Room by Lincoln Child gives initial vibes that it’s heading toward the supernatural, perhaps with a ghostly presence that’s responsible for the gruesome suicide of a senior researcher at a stuffy think tank on the coastline of Newport, Rhode Island. The main character Jeremy Logan was a prof at the Lux research institute years…… Continue reading Slow start but clever ending for The Forgotten Room
The Doom Murders by Brian O’Hare A Catholic Bishop found brutalized, naked, and oddly posed in his Belfast study sets DCI Jim Sheehan and his detectives on the trail of a killer who police suspect sees himself as the hand of God. That suspicion deepens as the murder toll rises. All victims are Catholic, hold…… Continue reading Doom Murders, solid religious thriller without Da Vinci Code’s hyperbole
The word’s out. Rotten Tomatoes gives DC’s band of nasties thumbs down. Tomatoes Quote – “Critics Consensus: #Suicide_Squad boasts a talented cast and a little more humor than previous DCEU efforts, but they aren’t enough to save the disappointing end result from a muddled plot, thinly written characters, and choppy directing.” https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/suicide_squad_2016/ The #Tomatometer went splat with…… Continue reading Suicide Squad – DC takes another header?
Is there anyone else out there who’s jumping up and down because #DC_Comics finally seems to be getting its shit together in the world of moving pictures. The just-released official trailer for #Suicide_Squad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmRih_VtVAs and glimpses we’ve had of the upcoming Batman v Superman flick https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WWzgGyAH6Y and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fis-9Zqu2Ro quickens the pulse of this ardent DC…… Continue reading Can Suicide Squad breathe screen life into DC
Horrors! Millions and millions of tweets were stifled or caught mid chirp today (Jan. 19, 2016) with a #Twitter_outage reported across all of its platforms beginning 8:20 am GMT and still sending me blank pages some six hours or so later at 9 am. EST. The news left the 232 million regular #Twitter users #tweetless_in_Seattle,…… Continue reading Horrors! #Twitterdown
Author Rod De Bowes tweaks the old Chariots of the Gods theme about aliens seeding life on Earth and turns it into a thriller. Seed Of The Gods is mostly a gripping, intelligent and well written novel that twists from an archeological mystery into an action thriller and then something else. Professor Hiram May is in Peru…… Continue reading Seed of the Gods tweaks ‘Chariots’ theme
One of my favourite horror movies is American Werewolf in London and a lot of it has to do with the whole black humour thing. Now one reader suggests to me that because I have a fair bit of humour in my vampire novel, Late Bite, that I shouldn’t classify it as horror. Huh? Late…… Continue reading Does humour make a horror story not horror?
Fiction novelists and especially those whose scribblings dabble into sci-fi and the paranormal are expert at making stuff up. It works best when the writer tries as much as possible to make it plausible or at least not entirely implausible given the universe he or she has created. Jules Verne likely inspired rocketry space travel with From The… Continue reading Universal consciousness or just plain lucky?