BOOK VERSUS FILM: The Shining – Which Is Better?

There must be something about the initials S and K. Not only do they stand for one of the world’s greatest authors, they also apply to one of our finest directors. But those two letters aren’t the only thing Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick share. They have both told the same scary story, about an…

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BOOK VERSUS FILM: Stephen King’s IT

BOOK VERSUS FILM: Stephen King’s IT

The Book I think it’s fair to say Stephen King’s IT is a modern classic. So many people cite it as a major influence on their own creative endeavours, plus its impact on popular culture has been epic. Whilst Coulrophobia (that’s fear of clowns to the uninitiated) has always been ‘a thing’, King basically brought…

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7 Brilliant Benefits Of Being A Voracious Reader

As inhabitants of a modern world we read hundreds of text messages, emails and trashy articles on our phones every day. We can sit through a TV box set in one evening and play video games to our hearts’ content. But when was the last time we sat down with a good book? If you’re only…

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CRIMINALLY GOOD: Interview with author Sheryl Browne

1) So, who are you & what have you written?  I’m Sheryl Browne bringing you edgy, sexy contemporary fiction and psychological thriller. A member of the Crime Writers’ Association and the Romantic Novelists’ Association, I have several books published and two short stories in Birmingham City University anthologies, where I completed my MA in Creative Writing. Recommended…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Books Versus Hollywood

The Book Versus Film section on this blog is one of the most popular features – so far we’ve had the likes of dystopian YA classics like Divergent, The Maze Runner and The Hunger Games, not to mention Stephen King’s Misery. Plenty more where that came from, too! So this infographic showing people’s perceptions of…

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Book Versus Film: Why MISERY Works As Both

Stephen King is the master of horror. The king of grim, the heir of scare, the duke of puke, the prince of mince… well, maybe not that last one! But this means he also has some fantastic book to film adaptions out there. I’m a huge King fan. Not quite as infatuated as Annie Wilkes…

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What Will Be The Next Popular Trend In Dystopian Novels?

On this last day of Dystopian November, here’s some really interesting data (below) compiled by Goodreads on what’s gone before in this fascinating sub genre. I love how they’ve separated it into ‘waves’ and on whom likes what: Fear of The State. Men tend to favour these types of books and it’s not difficult to see…

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Top 10 Deplorable Dystopian Worlds

Many thanks to Emma Pullar, who’s done a BRILLIANT and in-depth rundown of the top 10 dystopian worlds you simply must read if you want to really chuck yourself in the deep end of this fab genre. Enjoy! I often read blogs where people have insisted ‘dystopia is dead’ or the dystopian trend has passed….

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