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GAME REVIEW – Detective Gallo (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Detective Gallo is a hand-illustrated and hand-animated point-and-click adventure game developed by Footprints Games and published by Adventure Productions. The star of the show is Gallo, a hard-boiled feathered bird detective investigating a string of plant-based murders with his trusty sidekick Thorn the cactus. As Gallo, can you track down the killer and bring them to justice?

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BOOK REVIEW – The Vinyl Detective: Victory Disc by Andrew Cartmel

By Marty Mulrooney

Victory Disc is the third 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” – and The Run-Out Groove – “a follow-up every bit the equal of its highly memorable predecessor” – Victory Disc pulls the Vinyl Detective into the world of big band swing music and a murder mystery from World War II.

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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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FILM REVIEW – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (IMAX 3D)

By Marty Mulrooney

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is the second film in the Jurassic World trilogy and a direct sequel to 2015’s Jurassic World. Helmed this time round by Spanish director J. A. Bayona (The Orphanage, A Monster Calls), Fallen Kingdom sees Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) returning to Isla Nublar to rescue the dinosaurs from an impending volcanic eruption.

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BOOK REVIEW – Jurassic Park Collectables by Kristof Thijs

By Marty Mulrooney

Jurassic Park Collectables is the passion project of a lifelong Jurassic Park enthusiast from Belgium. Kristof Thijs – creator of www.jurassictoys.net – has been collecting Jurassic Park toys since the original film was released in 1993. He has one of, if not the, largest Jurassic Park collections in the world. This brilliantly illustrated book takes a closer look at just some of the toys and merchandise that have been released over the past 25 years. Welcome to Jurassic Park Collectables.

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GAME REVIEW – Forgotton Anne (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Forgotton Anne is an indie adventure-platformer developed by ThroughLine Games (based in Copenhagen, Denmark) and published by Square Enix Collective. Players take control of a young woman named Anne in a magical world called the Forgotten Lands where everyday forgotten items – old toys, letters, single socks – come to life. As the feared ‘enforcer’, Anne must keep the ‘Forgotling’ population in line and squash the rebel uprising… but at what cost?

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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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