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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 – The Anomaly by Michael Rutger

By Marty Mulrooney

The Anomaly by Michael Rutger

The Anomaly – the debut novel of Hollywood screenwriter Michael Rutger – is described by publisher Bonnier Zaffre Books as “a thriller that grips like a vice – Michael Crichton meets Stephen King.” Of course, publishers have been known to exaggerate before, but The Anomaly more than lives up to the promise of its glowing reviews and extensive marketing campaign. Not all secrets are meant to be found – especially those hidden away in deep, dark caves – but it’s already too late for amateur archaeologist and The Anomaly Files host Nolan Moore…

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Danie Ware (Author, Children of Artifice)

By Marty Mulrooney

Children Of Artifice by Danie Ware

Children of Artifice is the latest novel from Danie Ware, author of the Ecko trilogy of books – Ecko Rising, Ecko Burning and Ecko Endgamethat Alternative Magazine Online reviewed in 2012, 2013 and 2016 respectively. Each of the Ecko books was a joy to read and review; it is therefore with great pleasure that AMO welcomes Danie Ware back (following her first interview in 2012) to tell us all about Children of Artifice!

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BOOK REVIEW – The Feed by Nick Clark Windo

By Marty Mulrooney

The Feed is the debut novel of Nick Clark Windo, a film producer and screenwriter living in London. Described as a ‘high concept thriller’ by publisher Headline with the TV rights already snapped up, The Feed is set in a future where everyone relies – relied – on a worldwide network called The Feed, which sends information directly into its users’ brains. What could possibly go wrong?

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BOOK REVIEW – Hunted (The Voices Book 2) by G X Todd

By Marty Mulrooney

Hunted is the second book in the highly acclaimed Voices series written by British author G X Todd. Continuing the gripping narrative that began with Defender in 2017 – which AMO’s review described as “a highly impressive debut that will make you seriously question your own thoughts” – this new novel finds ex-roadside lemonade seller turned post-apocalyptic survivor Lacey a little bit older, a lot more cautious and very hunted.

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