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Well I stand by the fact that Braveheart is a total fabrication of the truth, not helped by the depiction of an ill-discplined Scottish rabble seemingly brushing the "barbarous" English aside, and an old man being shot in the leg with an arrow, and simply snapping it off and having the capacity to f...
Interesting, as I have to agree with Bobs earlier points, but one thing I would mention is DW's statement on historical accuracy - how the majority gain their knoweldge from fiction (be it books or film), and therefore how he viewed it as criminal when authors were inaccurate witht he truth in order...
- Fri 12 May, 2006 15:31:53
- Forum: The Golden Spaniard
- Topic: The Golden Spaniard
- Replies: 5
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One could argue that The Golden Spaniard is one of DW's greatest thrillers, and indeed it was his personal favourite, along with The Second Seal. Though it does not draw upon the occult or black magic as a central theme, all the great ingredients are present; an action packed storyline set against a...
Bob, Not much to say about my writing, as it's currently only a pastime (I'm 26 at present), though I'm hoping to eventually become a full time novelist. I have a short novel published of only average worth, and a couple of others finished, but it's a project I've been working on for the last 2 year...
- Tue 9 May, 2006 12:11:38
- Forum: The Devil Rides Out
- Topic: The Devil Rides Out
- Replies: 4
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Widely regarded as one of the finest occult thrillers ever written, and almost certainly his most famous work, the Devil Rides Out is a rollercoaster of an adventure, set in post WW1 England, and chronologically the third in sequence to feature "Those Modern Musketeers", De Richleau, Simon, Richard ...
No problem Bob - its a pleasure! Thats sounds like an interesting trip - I must admit Ive been down there a few times though its never occured to me to look up DW's old haunt (though from what i remember it was knocked down after his death?) I shall endevour to post a few more reviews when I have th...
- Mon 8 May, 2006 12:31:02
- Forum: The Man who Killed the King
- Topic: The Man Who Killed the King
- Replies: 1
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In this, the fourth installment of the Roger Brook series, we are thrown full pelt into the climax of the revolution, where his mission to rescue the dauphin takes us from the overthrow of the Royal Famility in August 1792, through the executions of the king and queen, the rise and fall of Marat, Da...
- Mon 8 May, 2006 12:26:22
- Forum: The Haunting of Toby Jugg
- Topic: The Haunting of Toby Jugg
- Replies: 5
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This is a perfect example of how to write a novel in the first person (in this case, as a diary). The pace, tension and plot flow are fantastic, and even though the theme of the occult is one that Wheatley draws upon for many of his novels, there is enough substance and variation in this to make it ...
Well, yet another black magic story from the late great Mr Wheatley, and the loose sequel to 'To the Devil a Daughter.' I wouldnt say that this is up there alongside The Devil Rides Out or Strange Conflict , but it is certainly better than Gateway to Hell. It is one of those that sits outside of his...