Without giving too much away this modern gothic pays homage to the great canon that came before it. Set in an imagined underground culture of Victorian London there is a definite steampunk feel to this tale. Continue reading
Lauren Owen author of The Quick
Lauren Owen is the author of The Quick; her debut novel set for the most part in Victorian London. With an exceptional academic background (English Literature at Oxford, MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia) she is now completing her PhD in Gothic writing and fan culture at Durham.
Happily Lauren was able to take a little time out to speak to me. Continue reading
Only Lovers Left Alive
If there was some way to watch this film without knowing that the main characters were vampires before you went into the cinema the first 20 minutes would have been more enjoyable (although they would have been more enjoyable if the cinema staff at the Odeon West End hadn’t kept letting latecomers into the screening…). The amount of teenage girls in the audience made me cringe but make no mistake, this is no Twilight. Continue reading