Book Review: Cities Of The Dead by Sion Smith

I’ve never read any Jack Kerouac but if I did, I imagine it might be a bit like Sion Smith’s CITIES OF THE DEAD. Beat Poetry, to me, sounds like a sort of noirish slam on regular poetry and that’s kind of what’s going on in this book. It’s like hard-boiled travel writing. Like the […]

Sion Smith’s Beautiful Creatures

‘Which brings me to a pet hate that is worth a mention. Computer Generated Imagery – known to all as CGI. It’s very, very boring. You have been sold a damp firework on this front. It has no part in the creation of monsters and I can’t recall a CGI creature that has ever been […]

Retro Reading…

Been on a bit of an old-school kick with some of my reading. Grabbed some old annuals from the local charity shop, namely a 1979 BATTLE and ’91 GI JOE. I used to devour this stuff when I was a lad and it’s fun to dip back in, wryly laugh at all the politically incorrect […]

It’s my party and I’ll release a new book if I want to…

So, two things going on today. One: I’ve officially entered mid-life crisis territory. Two: I’ve released a surprise novella! We’ll not dwell too much on the former, but the latter? Well, that’s something I do want to talk about. New book’s called THE GIRL IN THE BASEMENT and it’s a crime/ horror hybrid about a young goth girl called […]

BOOK REVIEW: THE ETERNITY RING BY SION SMITH

 The BLURB: The Eternity Ring is a tale of a twelve year boy who grows up under the influence of a man he fleetingly met only once – but why should a meeting that hardly even happened influence every single day of an entire life? Maybe all you have to do is live long enough […]