Review: ‘And Every Word Is True’ Gary McAvoy

Truman Capote’s bestselling book In Cold Blood has captivated worldwide audiences for over fifty years. It is a gripping story about the consequences of a trivial robbery gone terribly wrong in a remote village of western Kansas. But what if robbery was not the motive at all, but something more sinister? And why would the … Continue reading Review: ‘And Every Word Is True’ Gary McAvoy

May in books

May was a pretty good month in terms of reading. I read five books; two horrors, two paranormal romances and one true crime. My enjoyment of these five reads varied, with Thin Air getting five stars and Night Train getting a measly two. All of the books that I read are listed below. To read … Continue reading May in books

What my 16 year old self thought of Twilight – A painful read

So, as I often do, I was scrolling through my Facebook memories the other morning, relishing snapshots of life from the BC (Before Covid) era. On this particular morning, though, I stumbled upon something that my 16 year old self had very boldly dubbed an article. The article in question is about the first Twilight … Continue reading What my 16 year old self thought of Twilight – A painful read

Review: ‘In Cold Blood’ Truman Capote

Controversial and compelling, In Cold Blood reconstructs the murder in 1959 of a Kansas farmer, his wife and both their children. Truman Capote's comprehensive study of the killings and subsequent investigation explores the circumstances surrounding this terrible crime and the effect it had on those involved. At the centre of his study are the amoral young killers … Continue reading Review: ‘In Cold Blood’ Truman Capote

Review: ‘A History of the Vampire in Popular Culture’ Violet Fenn

Our enduring love of vampires - the bad boys (and girls) of paranormal fantasy - has persisted for centuries. Despite being bloodthirsty, heartless killers, vampire stories commonly carry erotic overtones that are missing from other paranormal or horror stories. Even when monstrous teeth are sinking into pale, helpless throats - especially then - vampires are … Continue reading Review: ‘A History of the Vampire in Popular Culture’ Violet Fenn