There’s a new review of Stephen Volk’s Whitstable in the latest issue of Fortean Times (#304) written by David Sutton, the esteemed editor of that magazine. To see the full review, we suggest you hightail it to your nearest newsagent and buy yourself a copy, but we can tell you that the write-up ends with this:
“Horror aficionados will enjoy the film references and the vintage local colour will please Whitstable residents past and present, but it’s the warmth and humanity at the heart of this dark tale that really count. Highly recommended.”
To start the week off, here’s a new, short review of Paul Kane’s Spectral chapbook Creakers – this one is from Theresa Derwin and has been posted to her Terror Tree blog. You can read what Theresa thought of it here.
This month’s issue of Fortean Times (#301 – cover above), the magazine that brings to light all the weirdness this world has to offer, has extensive coverage of Peter Cushing’s centenary, including a long article by Stephen Volk on the actor and his reasons for writing Whitstable. There are also quotes from various luminaries of the horror world about Cushing’s influence on them in their formative years and also why he’s so important to the genre. Also featured is a two page extract from the novella to whet your appetite – the issue will be available soon from your favourite newsstand.
As you know, the book is being launched next month at the Whitstable Museum on the evening of 25th May between 5pm-6:30pm. Stephen Volk will be joined on stage by Wayne Kinsey for a spirited Q&A session, who will also be launching his own book, The PC Scrapbook, the same weekend. Tickets are extremely limited, so secure your place to this event NOW! Tickets can be bought from here.