Breaking Bad

I’ve been in a bit of a writing slump of late. Not writers block, just a general lack of interest in putting pen to paper (or more accurately fingers to keyboard). I can’t define a particular reason why, I think it may just be a number of factors leading me to not wanting to sit down and write. So what have I been doing then? Well, since it’s summer here in Australia and the last 6 weeks have been school holidays,...

5d6 by Robert Bevan - Book Review by Morgan Hobbes

Book Review | 4 Shorts by Robert Bevan

Four short stories I’ve been waiting to read finally made it into Kindle Unlimited. I grabbed all of them as part of Robert Bevan’s 5D6 release where he rolls up 6 shorts into one book (the first two reviewed here). As usual, Mister Bevan proves himself the master of low brow humour. In these final four he delivers an astounding array of disgusting and hilarious scenarios for our hapless heroes to fight their way out of. Tossing the Salaad –...

Book Review | Hell’s Titties by Robert Bevan and Steve Wetherell

Book Review | Hell’s Titties by Robert Bevan and Steve Wetherell

Whaaaat? A  collaboration between two of my favourite authors – Robert Bevan and Steve Wetherell? Shut Up and Take My Money! Or more accurately shut up and take my Kindle Unlimited payment in about 8 week’s time. But still, how could I resist. Hell’s Titties, a small town nestled between the “twin peaks” of East and West Tittie in the Appalachian Mountains, is the unwitting town sitting atop an ancient evil. The Blurb: Nestled between two peaks in the foothills...

Book Review | So Not a Hero by S.J. Delos

Book Review | So Not a Hero by S.J. Delos

Hmmm, where to start. I grabbed So Not a Hero by SJ Delos because I’m going through a bit of a superhero kick at the moment and the story sounded interesting. It is, don’t get me wrong. The story and world-building is solid and enjoyable. The main character has a ton of back-story and issues she needs to work through and you begin rooting for her pretty much straight away. The Blurb: A reformed villain. After serving two years in...

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters, Doctor Who, and the Next Generation (aka my kids)

I had the distinct pleasure of indoctrinating… er, I mean introducing my kids (6 and 3) to the world of Ghostbusters on the weekend. Completely unintentional, mind you. I hadn’t meant on them watching it, but they wandered out when it started, saw the librarian ghost (thought she was fantastic) and sat and watched the whole thing. Their favourite part? The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man of course. Once we’d finished the first one they saw the picture of the “Lady Ghostbusters”...

I hope my Kindle never dies

I love technology. I love all the new clever things that people way smarter than me invent and put out. Even my Kindle isn’t immune. New versions keep coming out: back lit, no buttons touchscreen, etc… but my Kindle is one thing I refuse to update. It’s got one job to do and it does it well. Yes, I need a light to see the screen. Yes, I have to press buttons to navigate… but damn it if this humble...

The Haunted Vagina by Carlton Mellick III

Book Review | The Haunted Vagina by Carlton Mellick III

“Bizarro fiction? What’s that?” I thought to myself when I first heard the term. Of course, I needed to look up this previously unheard of genre, landing on suggestions. Most of them fall into the NSFW category, and I guess this one – The Haunted Vagina – does too, to a degree. Depends on how prudish your IT department is about the word ‘Vagina’. Most examples I found looked as if they were trying to outdo each other with outlandish...

Phil! A Hilarious Account of Everything by RP Momsen

Book Review | Phil! A Hilarious Account of Everything by RP Momsen

I thought I might like this given the sample read similar to Douglas Adams, but it quickly became apparent that the book was basically trying to copy everything of the Hitchhikers Guide. Almost as if the author had read it, forgot parts of it, then had a go at writing the exact same book. Just the things I noticed before giving up: The Guide-like asides, “Pan Universal Kumquat Juice” – I mean that’s not even trying to hide being a...

They Fight Three Giants

Book Review | 2 Shorts by Robert Bevan

Robert Bevan is an author I’ve been reading for years now. His Critical Failures books in the Caverns and Creatures series are some of the most re-read books on my Kindle. Between each Critical Failures books he puts out 6 short stories which eventually get bundled into their own six-pack. These are the most recent two which I read one after another (I was behind a little since it took a few weeks for them to get onto Kindle Unlimited)....

Reddit

Vikings, Reddit, and Real Life

The last month has been hectic. My pay-the-bills job has been keeping me busy, plus other things outside of work have got me to the point of not wanting to do any writing when I finally have spare time. I know that’s not the attitude to have, but it’s just been exhausting. That said, I think things are finally easing up a little which is giving me time to think about my next project. I’ve decided to work on a new...