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BOOK REVIEW – Blade Runner 2019: Volume 1 by Michael Green, Mike Johnson and Andres Guinaldo (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

Blade Runner 2019: Volume 1

Blade Runner 2019 is the first official comic book series set in the rain soaked, neo-noir world of Blade Runner. Volume 1 collects issues #1-4 and introduces detective Aahna Ashina, a veteran Blade Runner in the retro-futuristic Los Angeles of 2019, whose latest case might end up being her last…

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BOOK REVIEW – The Possession by Michael Rutger

By Marty Mulrooney

The Possession by Michael Rutger

The Possession by Michael Rutger (aka Michael Marshall Smith) is the follow-up to last year’s thrilling page-turner The Anomaly, which Alternative Magazine Online’s review described as “a scary book at times… tempered beautifully by dialogue that is effortlessly charming and funny, and plenty sweary.” In this eagerly anticipated sequel, The Anomaly Files host Nolan Moore returns with his loyal and somewhat disgruntled crew, this time investigating a series of mysterious stone walls in the remote town of Birchlake, Northern California. Meanwhile, a teenage girl has gone missing and the locals aren’t proving particularly welcoming…

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BOOK REVIEW – The Vinyl Detective: Flip Back by Andrew Cartmel

By Marty Mulrooney

The Vinyl Detective Flip Back by Andrew Cartmel

Flip Back is the fourth book in the Vinyl Detective series written by Andrew Cartmel and published by Titan Books. Following on from Written In Dead Wax – “charming, funny and engaging” – The Run-Out Groove – “a follow-up every bit the equal of its highly memorable predecessor” – and Victory Disc – “beautifully orchestrated and well worth taking for a spin” – Flip Back finds the Vinyl Detective trying to hunt down a rare copy of an electric folk band’s final album. But as always, there are complications…

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BOOK REVIEW – The Colorado Kid by Stephen King (New Illustrated Edition)

By Marty Mulrooney

The Colorado Kid by Stephen King

The Colorado Kid is a murder mystery written by Stephen King, published by Hard Case Crime and Titan Books. Originally published in 2005 in the US and out of print since 2008, this illustrated edition – in the larger trade paperback format – features a brand new cover painting and 20 interior illustrations. The July 2019 release of this illustrated edition also marks the book’s first ever mainstream distribution in the UK.

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BOOK REVIEW – A Map of Days: The Fourth Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

By Marty Mulrooney

A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs

A Map of Days is the fourth novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children. It follows an original trilogy of critically acclaimed books – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Hollow City and Library of Souls – and Tales of the Peculiar, which AMO’s review described as “a truly peculiar collection of short stories that will delight and entertain from beginning to end.” Picking up directly where Library of Souls left off, this new story once again follows Jacob Portman and his peculiar friends – only this time, they’re exploring the peculiar side of America…

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BOOK REVIEW – Golden State by Ben H. Winters

By Marty Mulrooney

Golden State by Ben H. Winters

Golden State is the new novel from Ben H. Winters, international bestselling author of the The Last Policeman and Underground Airlines. Having previously written stories set within alternative realities – The Last Policeman trilogy took place in a world that was about to end, while Underground Airlines took place in a world where slavery was never abolished – Golden State instead looks to the future, where lies are forbidden and the truth must prevail at all costs.

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BOOK REVIEW – God of War by J. M. Barlog

By Marty Mulrooney

God of War by J. M. Barlog

God of War is the official novelisation of the hit 2018 video game of the same name. Written by J. M. Barlog, the book follows the emotional and compelling story of Kratos – a god now living as a man – and his son Atreus as they journey through a realm of Norse gods and monsters.

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