Cakes on a Train
A review of Kenneth Brannagh’s adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express. Published at Ferretbrain.
I have another article up on Ferretbrain – What Kind of Park *is* This, a review of the film Westworld.
Once Upon an Apocalypse passed on my submission, although it got into the final ten in the slush pile. May have to retire that story for a little while, as fairytale/zombie mashups aren’t to everyone’s taste.
My At Year’s End sub is through the first hurdle and apparently with a panel of readers. Fingers crossed 🙂
Also, I’m sucking at NaNoWriMo this year.
I forgot to link to this one at the time:
Where Eagles Dare, hosted by FerretBrain. Clint Eastwood kills a shitload of Nazis and Richard Burton grapples with spies on a cablecar.
Stalag of the Flies
Stalag 17 may not have much to say about the Nazis, but it has plenty of insight into human nature.
Reviewed at Ferretbrain.
Matthew Reilly Hits the Exclamation Mark. Bam!
I muse on why I love Matthew Reilly’s trashy thrillers, and why I really shouldn’t. Published at FerretBrain.
Another Last Chance to See
A review of the BBC TV series on conservation. Featuring Mark Carwardine and Steven Fry, it retreads the territory of the Douglas Adams/Mark Carwardine trip of the 1980s.
Published by FerretBrain in November 2009.
Two Guns, a Balloon and a Bear
Philip Pullman writes a mini-book about Lee Scoresby using Western tropes. I was always going to like this one.
Published at FerretBrain, October 2009.
The Hunt for Gollum
This is a review hosted at FerretBrain enthusing about The Hunt for Gollum, a forty minute Lord of the Rings fan-film that’s available for free online. Set pre-LOTR, it’s an impressively well-made film that follows Aragorn’s attempt to bring Gollum back to Gandalf for questioning.
A review of the graphic novel Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, outlining a couple of problems I had with it. Published at FerretBrain .
Pride of Baghdad
A FerretBrain review of the graphic novel Pride of Baghdad, gushing over the art and questioning the writing.