Reviews

Here’s a rag-tag bunch of reviews I’ve put together over the however-long, some of which have been taken from my Goodreads page and smartened up a bit. It should give you a rough idea of the kind of stuff I pore over.

Best New Horror series

Reading Best New Horror – an introduction
Best New Horror (1989) reviewed 4th February 2019 (4/5)
Best New Horror 2 (1990) reviewed 24th February 2019 (3/5)
Best New Horror 3 (1991) reviewed 19th March 2019 (4/5)
Best New Horror 4 (1992) reviewed 15th April 2019 (4/5)
Best New Horror 5 (1993) reviewed 6th May 2019 (4/5)
Best New Horror 6 (1994) reviewed 28th May 2019 (4/5)
Best New Horror 7 (1995) reviewed 30th June 2019 (4/5)
Best New Horror 8 (1996) reviewed 28th July 2019 (3/5)
Best New Horror 9 (1997) reviewed 1st September 2019 (4/5)
Best New Horror 10 (1998) reviewed 30th September 2019 (3/5)
Best New Horror 11 (1999) reviewed 26th November 2019 (4/5)
Best New Horror 12 (2000) reviewed 19th January 2020 (4/5)
Best New Horror 13 (2001) reviewed 23rd February 2020 (4/5)

Other reviews

Spin by Nina Allan reviewed 1st April 2013 (5/5)
John Dies At The End by David Wong reviewed 7th April 2013 (4/5)
This Book Is Full Of Spiders by David Wong reviewed 14th April 2013 (3/5)
Coldbrook by Tim Lebbon reviewed 28th April 2013 (4/5)
The Strange Affair of Spring-Heeled Jack by Mark Hodder reviewed 28th July 2013 (4/5)
The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man by Mark Hodder reviewed 4th August 2013 (4/5)
Expedition to the Mountains of the Moon by Mark Hodder reviewed 11th August 2013 (4/5)
A Matter of Blood by Sarah Pinborough reviewed 16th February 2014 (3/5)
The Shadow of the Soul by Sarah Pinborough reviewed 23rd February 2014 (4/5)
The Chosen Seed by Sarah Pinborough reviewed 9th March 2014 (4/5)
The Executioner’s Heart by George Mann reviewed 23rd March 2014 (3/5)
Cold Turkey by Carole Johnston reviewed 13th April 2014 (4/5)
NOS4R2 by Joe Hill reviewed 11th May 2014 (4/5)
The Year of the Ladybird by Graham Joyce reviewed 25th May 2014 (5/5)
The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig reviewed 30th June 2014 (4/5)
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss reviewed 20th July 2014 (5/5)
The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss reviewed 27th July 2014 (4/5)
The Silence by Tim Lebbon reviewed 3rd May 2015 (4/5)

2 thoughts on “Reviews

  1. Hi Lucian. My parents have been doing the (Saturday) Times Cryptic Jumbo crossword now for a few years now. They’re pretty good at it but don’t always finish it and I’ve recently been sharing your answers with them each Friday to see if they’re all correct. I’d not seen it before but yesterday, I noticed that you state a certain number of minutes at the top of each page’s solutions eg. No. 1580 – 10 minutes. What does this mean? Is it the amount of time it took you to complete the crossword? I told my parents this but they said that it couldn’t be but I’m not sure. They love doing the crossword but they do it over the whole week and really enjoy reading your workings out to answers, especially if they didn’t get them.

    1. Thanks, Tom! That’s nice to hear. I’m glad they like the posts. The time at the top of each one is WordPress’s estimate of how long it would take on average to read. It’s something that came with the layout template, but I’ve not found a way to switch it off. I’d say on average a Jumbo will take me 2-4 hours to complete. Anything longer than that I then deem a toughie or a stinker. Cheers! – LP

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