Short Story Saturday – The Hall of Fantasy

This week's short story is Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Hall of Fantasy.   Nathaniel Hawthorne THE HALL OF FANTASY   It has happened to me, on various occasions, to find myself in a certain edifice which would appear to have some of the characteristics of a public exchange. Its interior is a spacious hall, with a … Continue reading Short Story Saturday – The Hall of Fantasy

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5 Days of Lovecraft – 2: The Alchemist

Welcome to day 2 of 5 Days of Lovecraft!

The Gentleness & Vulgarity of ‘Crimes of Passion’

I only got round to seeing Crimes of Passion... yesterday. Yes, yesterday. My excuse - I was minus two when the film was released. Crimes of Passion moves between a seemingly confident prostitute and Bobby, a generic man whose marriage is failing. In order to make some more money to keep Amy (the wife) happy, Bobby takes on some extra night work conducting surveillance on a woman – Joanna Crane (Kathleen Turner) – at the behest of Joanna’s employer

10 Books Released in 2016 that I’m Looking Forward to Reading!

Here are some books already released this year which I'm looking forward to reading, along with links to reviews. When The Floods Came - by Clare Morrall A dystopian coming-of-age tale that doubles as a paean to the author’s home town. Review by Catherine Taylor - Financial Times 2. Radiance - by Catherynne M Valente Severin Unck's … Continue reading 10 Books Released in 2016 that I’m Looking Forward to Reading!