Holiday Reading II

A colleague at work recently told me she hates short stories. Not mine specifically (that would have been brutally honest of her) but all of them. All of them ever, because she feels they’re a waste of a good story idea. So, my second round of holiday reading recommendations are all short story collections, in … More Holiday Reading II

Holiday Reading

Packing for your holiday but still got some room in your book suitcase? Here are a few things I’ve really enjoyed reading lately that you might consider: The White Road by Sarah Lotz (Hodder & Stoughton) The second mountain climbing ghost story I’ve read in as many months (the other being Thin Air by Michelle … More Holiday Reading

Indie April

It hath been declared that April shalt be the month to celebrate indie publishers, and in that spirit, here are a few words on some of my favourite Scotland-based indies, all doing incredible, interesting stuff right now. Gutter Magazine – Going it alone after the collapse of its former publisher, Gutter has never been stronger … More Indie April

Daughter of Titan: “Thelma and Louise meets RoboCop…”

“Let me be honest. I have had major superhero fatigue for a few years now,” says Richard Mooney, the Scottish creator and writer of indie superhero comic, Daughter of Titan. He’s not the only one, with several superhero movies a year being flushed out by Marvel and DC along with countless television series on streaming … More Daughter of Titan: “Thelma and Louise meets RoboCop…”

Ramen Recipes and Japanese Fiction

Since I visited Japan three years ago, I’ve been obsessed with ramen – the famous soupy noodle dish found everywhere in the country with many regional variations. Ramen shops are ubiquitous in Japan’s cities – the little restaurants are crowded underground in railway stations and shopping malls. You make your selection from the machine outside … More Ramen Recipes and Japanese Fiction