The photographs in this post are included in Paul Koudounaris recently released 3rd book Momento Mori: The Dead Among Us. Koudounaris made expeditions to more than 60 countries to photograph decorated skulls, ossuary tombs and a range of other morbid artifacts.
When author Reuben Dendinger contacted me about his debut novel The Rude Adventures of Trenchfoot, I leapt at the chance of being able to review what he described as a raw, dark, weird fantasy story, weaved with magic, peril, strangeness and satire. A week or so later, I had my hands on a copy and, … Continue reading Review Of The Rude Adventures Of Trenchfoot And An Interview With The Author
My youngest brother ought to be a personal shopper for odd folk who don't know what to buy for their favourite odd person. Yesterday he presented me with the gift of John Kenn Mortensen's book Sticky Monsters and I went slightly hysterical. I'm a big fan of the Danish artist's work. If you're not familiar … Continue reading Sticky Monsters
I've talked to some extremely interesting individuals this year! Click on the images to find and read the interviews from 2014. Then get prepared for a wealth of new introductions in 2015.
I never thought I'd be writing about Harry Potter on this blog, then again, I never thought I'd see book covers that glow in the fucking dark! I refused to read HP when it first burst onto the scene back in 1997. (By that time in my life, I'd decided that I didn't want to move … Continue reading Harry Potter Redesigned To Glow In The Dark
I always, always ask for notebooks when the time comes. If you have a writer in the family, this Little Black Book from Bad Books if bloody perfect. Handmade using soft, faux leather and assorted paper, it's utterly unique and special.
Dracula (I'm talking about the book here) has received multiple face lifts over the years, but I would have to say that the old book covers are still the most effective. With many modern designs, the story is often lost behind bold coloured, bland graphic design. The old versions seem to retain a certain dark … Continue reading Dracula Redesigned