• Rock n Roll n Braaaiiinnnnssssss!

    18 June 2019

    A fan called Malachi (aka Hazy ML) read my Zom-B book and got such a kick out of it that he wrote a song in its honour. It's a really catchy little number, and has the good sense to know when to...

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  • The heat is on!

    17 June 2019

    Lee Hays once said about his band The Weavers taking a long hiatus, "We went on a Sabbatical that turned into a Mondical and a Tuesdical."


    It's one of my favourite quotes, and the reason I'm...

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  • Jaws MK II?!?

    16 June 2019

    Mrs Shan and I had to take our son Dante to hospital last week to have some of his teeth crowned and one extracted. We noticed quite a while back that he was having problems with his teeth, despite...

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  • Cirque Du Freak meme

    15 June 2019

    We haven't had a Cirque Du Freak meme featured here in a while, so here's one from a fan called Jacob to right that heinous wrong. It blends a pic from How To Train Your Dragon with a smirking...

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  • New old review

    14 June 2019

    Here's a little riddle for you, which isn't that hard to work out, especially for anyone in the publishing game -- when is a "new" review NOT a new review?!?


    Answer -- when it's an old review...

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  • Edinburgh Book Festival

    13 June 2019

    Roll up! Roll up! Darren Shan is heading back out on the road... well, for one day only! I've pretty much pulled back entirely from touring over the last couple of years. With no new Darren Shan...

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