Book reviews

Cogheart by Peter Bunzl

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Summary: Some secrets change the world in a heartbeat. . . .

Lily’s life is in mortal peril. Her father is missing and now silver-eyed men stalk her through the shadows. What could they want from her?

With her friends—Robert, the clockmaker’s son, and Malkin, her mechanical fox—Lily is plunged into a murky and menacing world. Too soon Lily realizes that those she holds dear may be the very ones to break her heart. . . .

Murder, mayhem and mystery meet in this gripping Victorian adventure (taken from Goodreads).

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Five things: Stories I would like to see adapted, but will probably never happen…

I recently found out that one of my favourite books as a child, Mortal Engines by Phillip Reeve, was being adapted for the screen. Mortal Engines is the first book in a quartet. It is set in a post-apocalyptic world where cities are moving and chase each other, trying to capture the other for their resources. I knew the rights had been sold several years ago, but nothing ever happened. Then, recently, I heard about casting news and that filming was scheduled for March 2017. Que me jumping for joy.

This made me think, what other great stories would I like to see adapted for screen or TV: Continue reading “Five things: Stories I would like to see adapted, but will probably never happen…”

Comic reviews

Low by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini

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Summary: Millennia ago, mankind fled the earth’s surface into the bottomless depths of the darkest oceans. Shielded from a merciless sun’s scorching radiation, the human race tried to stave off certain extinction by sending robotic probes far into the galaxy, to search for a new home among the stars. Generations later, one family is about to be torn apart, in a conflict that will usher in the final race to save humanity from a world beyond hope (taken from Amazon). Continue reading “Low by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini”

Book reviews

Un Lun Dun by China Miéville

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Summary: Stumbling through a secret entrance, Zanna and Deeba enter the strange wonderful wonderland of UnLondon. Here all the lost and broken things of London end up, and some of its people too – including Brokkenbroll, boss of the broken umbrellas, and Hemi the half-ghost boy.

But the girls have arrived at a dangerous time. UnLondon is a place where the words are alive, where the jungle lurks behind the door of an ordinary house, where carnivorous giraffes stalk the streets…and a sinister cloud called Smog is bent on destruction. It’s a frightened city in need of a hero… Continue reading “Un Lun Dun by China Miéville”

Book reviews

Wizard of Earthsea by Ursala Le Guin

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Summary: The Island of Gont is a land famous for wizards. Of these, some say the greatest – and surely the greatest voyager – is the man called Sparrowhawk. As a reckless, awkward boy, he discovered the great power that was in him – with terrifying consequences. Tempted by pride to try spells beyond his means, Sparrowhawk lets loose an evil shadow-beast in his land. Only he can destroy it, and the quest leads him to the farthest corner of Earthsea.

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