• Happy Halloween!! 2021

    31 October 2021

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN everybody!!!


    It's a wild, wet, wintry day here in Shanville -- ideal for the Halloween mood, but not good news for anyone planning to go trick or treating!! We normally do the...

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  • A trilogy of Crepsleys

    30 October 2021

    Mr Crepsley continues to generate more fan art than any other character of mine, and here are three very different but equally fabulous renditions of him, by three extremely talented Shansters.


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  • Memes, glorious memes!

    29 October 2021

    The Darren Shan memes continue to come fairly thick and fast, mostly through the medium of Twitter. They continue to amaze and impress me -- I'd have thought, by this stage of the game, there would...

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  • Bernard Catam visits the Cirque Du Freak

    28 October 2021

    There was a very sweet review recently of Cirque Du Freak by an author called Bernard Catam, who lives in the Philippines. I love it when any reader takes the time to write a review for one of my...

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  • Bookish vending machines

    27 October 2021

    Vending machines are normally associated with snacks and drinks, but they can offer so much more. I remember when I travelled to Japan for the first time, nearly twenty years ago, and spotting...

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  • A Freaky AMP review

    26 October 2021

    Two weeks from today, on Tuesday November 9th, Volume 4 of the Cirque Du Freak manga omnibus goes on sale. Collecting books 7 and 8 of the series, it sees the starts of the second half of Darren...

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