Monthly Archives: September 2013

Reminder of all books currently available

If you haven’t done so yet, why not check out one or more of the three books I currently have available for download on Kindle: Uncle Flynn http://www.amazon.co.uk/Uncle-Flynn-ebook/dp/B004HO5LYU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380574820&sr=8-1&keywords=Uncle+Flynn From the back cover: Max Bradley is a timid eleven year old … Continue reading

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George Hughes will return…

By now, anyone who has read George goes to Titan will know there is a third book in the George Hughes series on the way. I can now officially announce the title: George goes to Neptune. Work is in the … Continue reading

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Film Review – Rush

Ron Howard’s latest, Rush, would make a terrific double bill with the outstanding 2010 documentary Senna. Both feature true stories about famous Formula One feuds,  heated drivers meetings, the perils of racing in the rain and so forth. But both … Continue reading

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The Dreaded Synopsis

Anyone who has ever submitted a book to agents or publishers will have had to write a synopsis of the entire novel, revealing all surprises, twists and so forth. I find this process maddening. There is something profoundly depressing about … Continue reading

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Film Review – About Time

Richard Curtis’ latest film About Time only pretends to be a time travelling rom-com. Really it’s a touching drama about fathers and son. Yes, it’s shamelessly sentimental, manipulative, and no doubt falls apart if examined too closely, but above all … Continue reading

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George goes to Titan print copies now available

For those who prefer traditional books to digital downloads, print copies of George goes to Titan, the long-awaited sequel to George goes to Mars, are now available from Lulu.com for just £6.99 each, plus postage and packing. http://www.lulu.com/shop/simon-dillon/george-goes-to-titan/paperback/product-21172069.html Digital copies … Continue reading

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Film Review – You’re Next

Another day, another slasher flick. With the notable exception of John Carpenter’s original Halloween I generally find this particular horror subgenre repulsive and/or funny rather than scary. Even the great granddaddy of them all, Psycho, I tend to view as … Continue reading

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George goes to Titan now available for download

George goes to Titan, the long-awaited sequel to George goes to Mars, is now available for digital download from Amazon (for just £1.32). http://www.amazon.co.uk/George-goes-Titan-Hughes-ebook/dp/B00EX8R39Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378102519&sr=8-1&keywords=George+goes+to+Titan Print copies will be available from Monday the 9th September. Here is the text from the … Continue reading

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Film Review – The Way Way Back

It would be easy to dismiss The Way Way Back as yet another by the numbers coming of age drama, but this entry in the well worn genre is several notches above average, not least because of a terrific performance … Continue reading

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