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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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GAME REVIEW – Lorelai (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

Lorelai

Lorelai is the third and final chapter in the Devil Came Through Here trilogy, created by auteur horror adventure game designer Remigiusz Michalski. Following on from The Cat Lady  (“a life-affirming experience thickly coated in death that deserves to be received by as wide an audience as possible”) and Downfall Redux (“brilliantly written and beautifully put together”), Lorelai tells the story of a young girl trying to escape her toxic family home while protecting the ones she loves most.

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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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FILM REVIEW – Toy Story 4

By Marty Mulrooney

Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4 is a computer-animated comedy produced for Walt Disney Pictures by Pixar Animation Studios. The sequel to Toy Story 3 (2010), this fourth instalment of the critically-acclaimed series once again follows Sheriff Woody and his friends as they try to keep their child happy.

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GAME REVIEW – Trüberbrook (PlayStation 4)

By Marty Mulrooney

Truberbrook

Trüberbrook is a point-and-click adventure game developed by btf GmbH – a small production company based in Cologne, Germany – and published by Headup Games. Featuring handmade miniature scenery and a narrative equal parts Twin Peaks, The X-Files and Stranger Things, it tells the intriguing story of Hans Tannhauser, a young American scientist who has mysteriously won a free trip to the titular remote German village of Trüberbrook…

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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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GAME REVIEW – The Walking Dead: The Final Season – Episode 4: Take Us Back (PC)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Take Us Back is the fourth and final episode of The Walking Dead: The Final Season, an episodic adventure originally developed by Telltale Games (Tales from the Borderlands, Guardians of the Galaxy) that has now been completed by Skybound Games. In this final episode, Clementine must protect AJ – and trust him to protect himself – as the walkers close in and time runs out.

WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS

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