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Casino Royale by Ian Fleming

Casino Royale by Ian Fleming

And so it begins. At the start of the year, I gave myself a James Bond challenge. I wanted to rewatch all the Bond movies in order, and rank them. But I then added in reading all the original Ian Fleming novels for the first…

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Book Review: Acorn – A World in Pixels

Book Review: Acorn – A World in Pixels

I was recently sent a review copy of ‘Acorn – A World in Pixels‘ by Idesine. As a rule I only like reviewing stuff that I am genuinely interested in myself, but this one really did peak my interest. As ever with review copies of…

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My James Bond book and film challenge – and a Bond timeline

My James Bond book and film challenge – and a Bond timeline

James Bond, and the movies in particular, are a lot of things to different people, depending on which version of Bond you prefer. Exciting action movies, thrilling spy adventures, fantasy sci-fi, gritty dark thrillers, even fun campy pseudo-comedies at times. It’s all of those things…

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Movie Novelisation – The Goonies by James Kahn

Movie Novelisation – The Goonies by James Kahn

My plan to read one of my many movie novelisations every month hasn’t really gone very well. My last one was August, when I read The Blues Brothers, and it’s now November. Better late than never though right? Let me just say again that if…

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Movie Novelisation – The Blues Brothers by Miami Mitch

Movie Novelisation – The Blues Brothers by Miami Mitch

My collection of movie novelisations is growing. I’ve got nearly sixty now. But I think I’ve only read two of them. That needs to change, so I’ve vowed to try to read one per month, amongst reading other books, while I increase my reading quota…

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This Micro Machines book is a thing of beauty

This Micro Machines book is a thing of beauty

My memory is that one of the TV ads said that “Micro Machines have the power to move”. That was one of the straplines wasn’t it? Well this book, “Micro But Many: An Unofficial Micro Machines Collection” certainly moved me when I opened it up….

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My Bitmap Book collection continues with this fantastic Atari 2600/7800 book

My Bitmap Book collection continues with this fantastic Atari 2600/7800 book

It’s always exciting when another book from Bitmap Books drops through the letterbox. This time it’s the turn of the Atari 2600/7800 to get the Bitmap Books treatment. I’m a bit of a fanboy of Bitmap Books. I’ve got all their Visual Compendiums, as you…

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Book Review – Home Computers: 100 Icons That Defined a Digital Generation

Book Review – Home Computers: 100 Icons That Defined a Digital Generation

It’s pretty rare that I get offered things to review, and I have refused quite a few when I have, as I only like reviewing stuff that I am genuinely interested in myself. But when I was contacted by the publishers of this book, I…

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Rediscovering my love for the Asterix books

Rediscovering my love for the Asterix books

I’ve always loved the Asterix books, but I’ve recently rekindled that love, and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. My son has just started reading them all (a day that I was looking forward to for a while) and he’s already read eight books in about two…

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The lasting effects of Ready Player One

The lasting effects of Ready Player One

I’ve read the book and I’ve also seen the film. Ready Player One isn’t out of my mind yet though. Even though it’s ‘just’ a fun story from the mind of a geek, there are elements that have stayed with me that I keep thinking…

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