Monthly Archives: July 2017

The Greatest 3 Free Horror Stories


Playing with Fire by Arthur Conan Doyle PLAYING WITH FIRE I cannot pretend to say what occurred on the 14th of April last at No. 17, Badderly Gardens. Put down in black and white, my surmise might seem too crude, too grotesque, for serious consideration. And yet that something did occur, and that it was […]

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My Top 8 Indie Reads of 2017 (so far)

The Pharaoh’s Cat by Maria Luisa Lang 

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The Wednesday Painting – Two Children are Threatened by a Nightingale – Max Ernst

This week’s painting is Max Ernst’s Two Children are Threatened by a Nightingale.

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Review: The Pharaoh’s Cat

Maria Luisa Lang

The Pharaoh’s Cat by Maria Luisa Lang The Pharaoh’s Cat, a tragicomic fantasy narrated in the present tense by the cat himself, tells of a free-spirited, wise-cracking stray in ancient Egypt who suddenly acquires human powers and immediately captivates the young Pharaoh, making him laugh for the first time since his parents’ death. The cat […]

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Doodle Tuesday – Untitled

This week’s Tuesday doodle comes from Yves Tanguy.

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Giveaway: Letters to Strabo

David has very kindly agreed to give away a signed copy to three lucky Examining the Odd readers!

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Review: Letters to Strabo by David Smith

I recently reviewed David Smith’s Love in Lindfield and I’ve just finished his Letters to Strabo. Although the former was a fun read, the latter is definitely more my style and I really enjoyed the adventure. As Finn’s mother dies, he promises that he’ll find out what really happened to his father, a man Finn […]

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The Friday Film – The Birds

The Birds

I’m pretty late to the party, but last night I finally got round to watching The Birds, the Hitchcock film based on Daphne du Maurier’s story of the same name (first published in The Apple Tree). It stars Rod Taylor and Tippi Hedren, both intriguing but slightly unlikable, at least in these roles anyway. The […]

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Nothing is Strange – Mike Russell

Originally posted on Jade's Bookshelf:
Cover design: Mike Russell Published December 31st 2014 by StrangeBooks Format: eBook Author: Mike Russell Genre: Short stories, fiction Pages: 146 Star rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Opening line: “Mr Spencer’s scones are legendary.” Goodreads synopsis: 20 mind-expanding short stories. Inspiring, liberating, otherworldly, magical, surreal, bizarre, funny, disturbing, unique… all of these…

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