Star Wars, Shared Universes and Zombies

I’ve read a few Star Wars novels in quick succession, inspired partly by enthusiasm for Rogue One and partly by a wish to create some kind of alchemy to reconnect me with my lost childhood (probably the same impulse which means that my daughter is now, much to her mother’s dismay, citing A New Hope … Continue reading Star Wars, Shared Universes and Zombies

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Review – Gomorrah: Italy’s Other Mafia by Roberto Saviano

Non-fiction this time: Roberto Saviano’s Gomorrah is an economic analysis fuelled by anger, ripping the sun-kissed flesh from a corrupted body to show the reader what is writhing beneath. In unflinching detail Saviano gives us turf-wars and trials, shootings and strangulations, direct hits and collateral damage; a world in which a character might go on … Continue reading Review – Gomorrah: Italy’s Other Mafia by Roberto Saviano

All Quiet On The Britpulp Front

So, it’s been quiet on Britpulp for a while – securing and settling in to the new day job having got in the way. I’m hoping to post a few quick reviews over the next couple of days to build up a bit of momentum. It may prove a bit rambling…

Book Review – Unclean Spirits by Chuck Wendig

Not crime, this one, Chuck Wendig's Unclean Spirits is the first novel in Abaddon Books' "Gods and Monsters" series. Abaddon are a publisher straight out of the pulp tradition, producing fiction which broadly slots into the horror and dark fantasy category, from the steampunk shared universe of "Pax Brittania" (Al Ewing's Zorro v Nazi's splatterpunk … Continue reading Book Review – Unclean Spirits by Chuck Wendig