Best Of The Year

Here are a few things that I’ve particularly enjoyed this year. Click on each image to see what I said at the time, or a link to another review if I didn’t talk about it here. (P.S. A note to publishers: make it easy for people to acquire large high resolution images of your books so people can plug them – marketing isn’t rocket science.)

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Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.


  1. Saw Stornoway live this year in Reading – fantastic live band too!

    And Inception did rock, didn’t it?!

  2. Thought Reapers was wonderful and totally surprising. Would be in my top picks too.

  3. Allan – am jealous! I’m particularly fond of the band since I listened to them as we drove through Scotland earlier this year…

    Adele – it was indeed, very much so.

  4. I steal book covers off Goodreads when I need ’em. šŸ˜‰ Probably not as high-res as you’re looking for, though.

    Happy New Year!

  5. I find Goodreads is okay for smaller images, but for this post I needed much larger ones – publishers should make them easily available for plugging their wares! And a Happy New Year to you, too.

  6. Yeah, I was lucky to see them when i did – it was before their album came out in a small venue. Met them afterwards – nice chaps too.