A trio of Whitstable reviews – 01:07:2013

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Today, we have not ONE, not TWO, but THREE reviews of Spectral’s most successful book to date, Stephen Volk’s Whitstable. So, without further messing about, let us tell you all about them.

First is a write-up from Gary Fry who, you will remember, wrote the very first Spectral Visions novella last year, The Respectable Face of Tyranny (which is up for a British Fantasy Award later this year). You can find his assessment on his website, which you can find right here.

Next, we have one from Sci-Fi Bulletin from the pen of Paul Simpson – that one you can find here.

Finally, we have a couple of pull quotes from a review written by Sean Hogan which appears in what is probably the most popular horror magazine of all time – Fangoria.

“Using a real person as a fictional protagonist, especially one as beloved and respected as Cushing, can often be a hazardous proposition, but Whitstable‘s delicate sketching of the actor would be admirable enough in a purely invented creation. As a portrait of the actual man, it is both empathetic and touching.”

“[W]hile the novella is undeniably elegiac, it is also a beautifully observed, heartfelt tribute to a genre icon… Any fan of Cushing or fine, humane writing should purchase it.”

And, just to make it easier to do as Sean says, you can find purchase links to Amazon below.

PAPERBACK

AMAZON UK

AMAZON US

KINDLE

AMAZON UK

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More soon!

Interview with Stephen Volk at Fangoria.com

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What better way to start off the week than with a fantastic in-depth interview with Stephen Volk, the author of Whitstableconducted by Sean Hogan (Hallowe’en SessionsLie StillThe Devil’s Business) and posted to the website of one of the most popular and respected of genre magazines, Fangoria.com. This really is a wonderfully insightful interview, looking at the reasons why Stephen wrote the novella and his approach to the writing process. You can find the interview here.