Book Review: Sherlock Holmes and the Necronomicon by Sylvain Cordurié, Laci


Holmes and Lovecraft, that’s a cool pairing. Like Rene and Renato, or Wurzel and Aunt Sally. In this ambitious graphic novel, Sylvain Cordurié and Laci combine to bring us beautifully drawn yet sadly unfulfilling story. The artwork is tremendous, more Lovecraft than Doyle in its feel. The drawings of places like the Crystal Palace and London’s…

Book Review: Warlock Holmes, by G. S. Denning


I was in New York in July, and as is my want I like to pick-up a Sherlock Holmes book when away somewhere new. Something you won’t likely see in Waterstone’s back home. In the comic book shop just off of Times Square I came across this book and it’s premise just intrigued me right…

Book Review: Two Hours by Ed Caesar


Two hours. What’s that? A good movie minus the incredibly annoying ‘get your coke from the foyer’ adverts? Maybe the average length of a gig these days? The time it takes to peel the shell off a boiled egg? In the case of this book it is the new Holy Grail of marathon running. The…

Book review: The Ghost Line, by Adam Christopher


I was put on to this book by a fellow Holmes fan at work who recommended it as an enjoyable diversion, not ground-breaking, but a nice take on the Holmes and Watson making a splash on the American TV show Elementary. I like the series as it happens. Johnny Lee Miller is brilliant as Holmes…

Book Review: From Last to First, By Charlie Spedding


  Readers of a certain vintage will know who Charlie Speeding is. His name could in fact have been Charlie Speeding – especially as that is what I typed in the title originally – given his proclivity for running rather fast over long distances.  This book charts his journey to Olympic bronze medal at the Los…

Book Review: Natural Born Heroes, by Christopher McDougall


   In late 2011 I read Born to Run by Christopher McDougall and I’ll readily admit it was, alongside Jurek’s similarly named Eat and Run, a key catalyst in my descent/ascent [delete as appropriate] into the wonderful world of ultra running.  You can therefore imagine my excitement when MacDougall’s second book – Natural Born Heroes – came out….