Tag: Frankenstein

Rant and Rambles: Sony’s Spider-Verse

Rant and Rambles: Sony’s Spider-Verse

Hello everyone. You may not have noticed but there’s a new Spider-Man film out. The film, Spider-Man: No Way Home is twenty seventh film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and links the latest Spiderman films to both the Amazing Spider-Man film franchise (2012 – 2014) and Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy (2002 – 2007). Today …

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Origins of five horror monsters

Origins of five horror monsters

Happy Halloween! Let’s start with a personal halloween story. On October 31st 2016 I was invited up to London for a Halloween party. Although the party was a bit dead (puns!) we all had a good time and at midnight I left to catch the train home. Some of you might also remember that there …

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Top five dreams that inspired books

Top five dreams that inspired books

Did you know that scientists don’t understand why we dream at night? They don’t even know how we dream, only that our sub-conscience plays a role and that dreams happen during a part of our sleep cycle called REM sleep. What purpose do dreams serve us? Is it our body training us for a fight …

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Spitfire Review: Living Literature Frankenstein

Spitfire Review: Living Literature Frankenstein

Today I’m reviewing something a little different. Instead of reviewing a novel or a film I’m reviewing a party I went to… a literacy party. Every year the School Of Advanced Studies at the University Of London throw a Living Literature party in which a famous novel is brought to life. In 2016 Senate House was …

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London oddities 2

London oddities 2

Last year I published London Oddities (which you can read by clicking here) in which I explained some rather unusual facts about London. It was fun to research, fun to write and it received a positive feedback. Because it did so well I’d thought I’d write a part two. I hope you enjoy.

Five authors who grew to hate their own creations.

Five authors who grew to hate their own creations.

Have you ever written a Facebook status or a composed an important email, pressed send and then noticed a mistake in the text? It’s mortifying. This feeling is even worse when you call yourself a writer and people expect all your written work to be of top quality. Like Frankenstein rejecting his monster after its …

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Top Five Famous Literary Monsters

Top Five Famous Literary Monsters

It’s Halloween month and in the next couple of posts we’re going to be examining anything horror related. Today we’re counting down my top five famous literacy monsters, examining their origins and impact on the modern world.