Monday 31 October 2022

The latest issue of Lovecraftian: The Magazine of Eldritch Horror

I received the latest issue of Lovecraftiana: The Magazine of Eldtrich Horror today, appropriately enough Halloween.

This issue includes my 12,000 word story The Psychic Investigator, which is set in my fictitious Grudge End. 

Sunday 16 October 2022

My story The Psychic Investigator is in the next issue of Lovecraftiana Magazine

I am pleased to see that my story The Psychic Investigator will be in the next issue of Lovecraftiana Magazine (Halloween 2022).

I have had a number of stories in the Lovecraftiana Magazine but these have always, till now, been reprints. This is the first brand-new story I have purposefully written for the magazine to appear in it.

Though the title might not sound Lovecraftian, believe me it is. It is also set in one of my favourite fictitious places: Grudge End.

Thursday 6 October 2022

Inside Man

We watched all four episodes of Inside Man last night after having read so many glowing reports about it.
I must admit to having mixed views about it. The parts set in the United States, especially with both Stanley Tucci and Askins Estimond were great - fascinating and amusing - and very well written and acted. The two characters are so different they make an engrossing double act. But the English scenes with David Tennant were often irritating and downright daft. Normally I like Tennant's acting but in this he seemed over the top, irrational and the set up for the storyline in which he is involved seemed unrealistically contrived and unbelievable. As for his son - the less said the better.
Although I would have given all of the US scenes 5 out of 5, I could only offer a rather grudging two for the rest. If there is a second season and it is predominantly about the two Americans on Death Row I would look forward to watching it. But, please, no more "Sexy Vicar"!