Monthly Archives: June 2015

Download Uncle Flynn FREE – for five days only!

For five days only, you can download my debut novel, Uncle Flynn, absolutely FREE from Amazon (see link below). http://www.amazon.co.uk/Uncle-Flynn-Simon-Dillon-ebook/dp/B004HO5LYU Here is the blurb from the back of the book: Max Bradley is a timid eleven year old boy with … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Leave a comment

Film Review – Knock Knock

Watching Knock Knock, I got the distinct feeling of being told “do as I say, not as I do”. Such hypocrisy is always irritating, and in this context director Eli Roth seems to think he can pile on loads of … Continue reading

Posted in Film Reviews, Films | Leave a comment

Favourite Films by Favourite Directors: James Cameron’s The Terminator

With the latest instalment in the Terminator franchise due in cinemas next week, I thought now was an opportune moment to continue my occasional series on favourite films by favourite directors, with James Cameron. An action director par excellence, Cameron … Continue reading

Posted in Film Reviews, Films | Leave a comment

Film Review – A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a stark, beguiling and utterly extraordinary Iranian film from director Ana Lily Amirpour. It is emphatically not for everyone. But if it is, boy are you in for a treat. Blending western, … Continue reading

Posted in Film Reviews, Films | Leave a comment

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The release of Mr Holmes in the UK this week provides an incredibly tenuous reason for me to write a love letter to one of my favourite novels of all time: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Leave a comment

Film Review – Jurassic World

In the opening moments of The Lost World, the first Jurassic Park sequel from 1997, Steven Spielberg included a wonderfully self-deprecating piece of cynicism by cutting from a screaming girl to a yawning Jeff Goldblum. Essentially the edit was an … Continue reading

Posted in Film Reviews, Films | Leave a comment

The most important thing I need in order to write

What’s the single thing a writer must have in order to write? The answer will vary from writer to writer, but for me the answer is very simple: my wife, Zara. Before I got married, I had written very little … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Leave a comment

Film Review – Spy

Spy, the latest comedy from Bridesmaids helmer Paul Feig, is something of a mixed bag. Whether or not you like it will largely depend on your tolerance of Melissa McCarthy and Feig’s frequently infuriating mixture of lowest common denominator humour … Continue reading

Posted in Film Reviews, Films | Leave a comment

Love vs Honour – print copies now available!

My new novel Love vs Honour can now be ordered in print from Amazon Create Space (see link below) for those who prefer hard copies to downloads. AMAZON LINK (Print) Love vs Honour is also available for download from Amazon … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Leave a comment

Favourite Films by Favourite Directors: David Lean’s Great Expectations

This is the first in an occasional series on favourite films by favourite directors. First up: David Lean. Obviously his back catalogue features an embarrassment of riches, and I could have picked Brief Encounter, The Bridge of the River Kwai, … Continue reading

Posted in Films | Leave a comment