Monthly Archives: July 2014

Children of the Folded Valley – Print copies now available

Print copies of my latest novel Children of the Folded Valley can now be ordered from Lulu.com: http://www.lulu.com/shop/simon-dillon/children-of-the-folded-valley/paperback/product-21732639.html Kindle download is also available from Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Children-Folded-Valley-Simon-Dillon-ebook/dp/B00LYR3NWK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1405856756&sr=8-1&keywords=Children+of+the+Folded+Valley Finally, a variety of e-book formats are available FREE from Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/459663 As mentioned … Continue reading

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Children of the Folded Valley OUT NOW

My new book, Children of the Folded Valley, is now available from Amazon. Check out the link below: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Children-Folded-Valley-Simon-Dillon-ebook/dp/B00LYR3NWK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1405856756&sr=8-1&keywords=Children+of+the+Folded+Valley It is also available FREE – for a limited time – from Smashwords in various digital formats: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/459663 Print copies will … Continue reading

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Film Review – Earth to Echo

Pitched as ET meets The Goonies verite style, Earth to Echo is actually a fair bit better than one might expect. Yes, the found footage format is somewhat tired now, but as a contemporary update of that particular brand of … Continue reading

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Children of the Folded Valley released tomorrow

Tomorrow, my new novel Children of the Folded Valley will be available for digital download. Print copies will be released on the 27th July. As mentioned on previous posts, Children of the Folded Valley is something of a departure for … Continue reading

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Film Review – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The latest offering in the recently resurrected Planet of the Apes franchise is a very strong entry indeed. In fact, it could be even better than the last (very good) film. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes emphasises all … Continue reading

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Film Review – The Wind Rises

A difficult one this. On the one hand, Hayao Miyazaki’s apparent swansong The Wind Rises is one the most staggeringly beautiful animated films I have ever seen. I simply do not have the adjectives to describe how singularly magnificent it … Continue reading

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Children of the Folded Valley – Excerpt 2

As promised, here is a second, slightly longer excerpt from my upcoming novel, Children of the Folded Valley. This section introduces Benjamin Smiley, leader of the Folded Valley Fellowship. From Chapter 2: On Sundays Smiley wore a white suit, white … Continue reading

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Film Review – Boyhood

Twelve years ago, director Richard Linklater hired Ellar Coltrane, a six year old boy, to star in a film he would shoot every summer for the next twelve years. This film would chronicle the childhood of a boy, Mason (Coltrane), … Continue reading

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Children of the Folded Valley – Excerpt 1

Here is the first of two excerpts from my upcoming novel, Children of the Folded Valley: From Chapter 1: “We spend our adult lives trying to regain what we lost in childhood. I do not claim to be unique in … Continue reading

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Oh, the irony…

NOTE: this article contains spoilers for Macbeth, The Great Gatsby, Breaking Bad and Schindler’s List. Singer Alanis Morissette famously complained that rain on her wedding day was ironic when of course it was simply bad luck. But to be fair … Continue reading

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