Monthly Archives: April 2014

George goes to Neptune update

A number of people have contacted me to ask how work is progressing on the third George Hughes book. I can now officially announce that George goes to Neptune – the sequel to George goes to Mars and George goes … Continue reading

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Film Review – The Past

The Past, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s follow up to A Separation, proves every bit as arresting as that Oscar winning film. Both share a certain DNA – though this one is set in France – because both stories begin with … Continue reading

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Charles Bown interview

Several people have commented how much they liked the cover for my latest novel, Dr Gribbles and the Beast of Blackthorn Lodge. For that reason, I persuaded the unreasonably talented Charles Bown, who has designed all my book covers to … Continue reading

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Film Review – Locke

Tom Hardy goes for a drive and makes some phone calls. Hardly the most riveting movie pitch of all time, but Locke is riveting nonetheless; a powerful, claustrophobic and emotionally draining experience. Locke is the kind of film that it’s … Continue reading

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Film Review – The Amazing Spider-man 2

Another week, another comic book movie. Marc Webb’s second take on the webcrawler is a fairly entertaining, if uneven piece of work. However one excellent element makes it worth seeing: the relationship between Andrew Garfield’s Peter Parker and Emma Stone’s … Continue reading

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Dr Gribbles inspiration

My latest novel Dr Gribbles and the Beast of Blackthorn Lodge was inspired by a very imaginative nightmare that my youngest son experienced. The book is dedicated to him. There were two particularly vivid images that arrested my attention. First: … Continue reading

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Film Review – The Raid 2

“Ouch! Ow! Oooh!” Profound critical insights such as these issued from my lips during the first Raid film a couple of years ago. Similar exclamations could be heard last night during director Gareth Evans’ second round of bone-crunching, blood-spurting ultraviolence. … Continue reading

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Dr Gribbles and the Beast of Blackthorn Lodge – print copies now available

For those of you (like myself) that prefer your books printed on dead trees, print copies of Dr Gribbles and the Beast of Blackthorn Lodge can now be purchased from Lulu.com. CLICK HERE to buy your copy now: http://www.lulu.com/shop/simon-dillon/dr-gribbles-and-the-beast-of-blackthorn-lodge/paperback/product-21564790.html Dr … Continue reading

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Film Review – Noah

I’m not surprised that Darren Aronofsky’s Noah caused a storm of controversy amongst Christians (particularly American Christians). After all this is Aronofsky we’re talking about. His films are like Marmite. For every person who loves, say, The Fountain (including me), … Continue reading

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Film Review – Under the Skin

Under the Skin, the new film from Jonathan Glazer, has received rave reviews in certain quarters, many proclaiming it to be a masterpiece. Personally I think that’s overstating the case a bit, but it’s certainly a highly singular, disturbing, divisive … Continue reading

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