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BOOK REVIEW – Rehab Run: A Danny Cleary Novel by Barbra Leslie

By Marty Mulrooney

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Rehab Run: A Danny Cleary Novel is the second instalment of a thriller trilogy by Barbra Leslie that began with Cracked in 2015, which AMO described as “a cracking good read, mixing the violence and dark laughs of a Tarantino film with the conspiracy-fuelled page turning of a Michael Marshall mystery thriller and the neo-noir of James Sallis.” In Rehab Run (published today in the UK by Titan Books), Danny Cleary returns to find herself embroiled in yet another series of murders, each more gruesome than the last. She’s only been in rehab for two weeks and all hell has already broken loose. Can she protect her brother and solve the crime before she starts taking drugs again?

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BOOK REVIEW – Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs

By Marty Mulrooney

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Tales of the Peculiar is a collection of illustrated ‘peculiar’ fairy tales by #1 New York Times bestselling author Ransom Riggs, published in the UK by Penguin Books on the 6th September 2016. Set within the same universe as his popular Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children trilogy of books, Tales of the Peculiar is presented as being written by former Miss Peregrine ward Millard Nullings, an invisible boy who is also an accomplished philologist and renowned scholar. From wealthy cannibals to a lonely giant called Cuthbert, each story is part fairy tale, part history, and part moral lesson.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Ben H. Winters (Author, Underground Airlines)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online reviewed alternative history/speculative fiction novel Underground Airlines in June 2016, describing it as “a powerful, often uncomfortable novel that isn’t always easy to read, but is never anything less than utterly engrossing.” Written by the award-winning author of the Last Policeman trilogy (The Last Policeman, Countdown City, World of Trouble), Underground Airlines is set in the present day with one key difference to the world as we know it – slavery still exists. It’s yet another bold and exciting premise from a hugely talented storyteller. AMO is therefore proud to present an exclusive online interview (following our previous interviews in 2012, 2013 and 2015) with Ben H. Winters!

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BOOK REVIEW – Aliens: The Set Photography by Simon Ward

By Marty Mulrooney

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Aliens: The Set Photography is a new hardback photography book that documents the making of director James Cameron’s 1986 science fiction classic Aliens. Released today in the UK (9th August 2016) by Titan Books to coincide with the film’s thirtieth anniversary, this beautiful tome takes fans behind-the-scenes for a ‘visual celebration’ that includes a wealth of never-before-seen pictures, along with a new interview with Carrie Henn (Newt) and new quotes from Jenette Goldstein (Vasquez).

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BOOK REVIEW – Over Your Dead Body by Dan Wells

By Marty Mulrooney

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Over Your Dead Body is the latest novel in the popular John Wayne Cleaver series of books by Dan Wells. Following on from I Am Not A Serial Killer, Mr Monster, I Don’t Want To Kill You and The Devil’s Only Friend, Over Your Dead Body finds John and his possessed childhood friend Brooke hitchhiking from town to town as they try to track down and kill the last of the Whithered – ancient demons that hide in plain sight – and stay one step ahead of the FBI.

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BOOK REVIEW – Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters

By Marty Mulrooney

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Underground Airlines is the latest novel from award-winning writer Ben H. Winters, author of the Last Policeman trilogy (The Last Policeman, Countdown City, World of Trouble). An alternative history novel set in the present day, there’s one key difference to the world as we know it – slavery still exists.

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BOOK REVIEW – The Art of The Jungle Book by Ellen Wolff

By Marty Mulrooney

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The Art of The Jungle Book by appropriately named writer Ellen Wolff is the official companion to the recently released live-action Disney adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s collection of stories of the same name. Published by Titan Books, with a foreword by the film’s director Jon Favreau (Swingers, Iron Man 3), the book offers an inside look at the technological magic behind the art of the film, along with interviews with all of the key cast members.

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