Pick of the books I read in April & May.
I don’t have the gas to review them but for fans of cosmic horror, the King and the Hodge (pleasure to reread most of the stories in the collection) may be just the ticket. Hardinge’s ‘Deeplight’ is thoroughly Lovecraftian, whilst reminding me of Le Guin and Peake too.
‘Consumed’ is marvellous – a deeper more detailed expression of Cronenberg’s body-horror and his philosophy (few books have made me so queasy). I thought it was genius, and original.
Pick of the horror films I watched on disc in May. All rewatches with the exception of a few Hellraiser films.
Three of the films – Carpenter & Cronenberg – I hadn’t watched since my teens.