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by Garry Holmes
Sat 31 Oct, 2009 19:35:07
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Replies: 4
Views: 5379

Well, so far I've met two witches and a Dalek, which must be some sort of record. The forces of evil are certainly gathering tonight, although no-one's knocked on my door so far. The spirit of avarice is sadly lacking in the younger generation nowadays.
by Garry Holmes
Sat 31 Oct, 2009 19:03:06
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Replies: 4
Views: 5379

Hmmmm, this looks like it could become a yearly thing. :twisted:

Happy Halloween, everybody!!!

And whatever you do, don't leave the chalk circle. Those people knocking at your door aren't kids, they're demons... :rofl
by Garry Holmes
Thu 29 Oct, 2009 00:23:38
Forum: General Topics
Topic: the devil is a gentleman
Replies: 32
Views: 20348

'Sour and vulgar reactionary'? As a review, the Sunday Times does come across as rather sneering. Still, at least it's getting reviewed.
by Garry Holmes
Sat 24 Oct, 2009 23:04:13
Forum: General Topics
Topic: How Was It For You? (The Haunted Airman)
Replies: 29
Views: 30313

I read the IMDB page for THE HAUNTED AIRMAN, and the comments on the forum suggest that any interest in the production is purely down to Pattinson. Even some of his more fanatical fans don't like the movie, though. Still, it is making money for the BBC, so maybe they'll do another one soon. We could...
by Garry Holmes
Thu 22 Oct, 2009 21:36:13
Forum: They Found Atlantis
Topic: They Found Atlantis
Replies: 18
Views: 27010

I really enjoyed this book, although the way that it was structured surprised me. It began like something resembling an Astaire/Rogers muscial comedy, turned into a thriller, and finally ended up as a fantasy novel. In retrospect, my favourite bit is the whole thriller segment on the boat, with the ...
by Garry Holmes
Wed 14 Oct, 2009 22:57:35
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Fooling Hitler
Replies: 6
Views: 4655

Just a little thought. Did anyone else see Harry Hill's TV Burp mercilessly sending up the prog shortly after it was originally shown, with shots of the other Nazi leaders fooling Hitler with whoopee cushions, false hands and other joke shop tricks?
by Garry Holmes
Wed 14 Oct, 2009 19:54:11
Forum: General Topics
Topic: the devil is a gentleman
Replies: 32
Views: 20348

Hmmmm, only a few months till Christmas. I wonder if I should start dropping hints to my family... :twisted:
by Garry Holmes
Sat 1 Nov, 2008 22:41:56
Forum: General Topics
Topic: New book 'Famous 1914-1918' has chapter on Dennis Wheatley
Replies: 4
Views: 3509

There you go, Steve, tempting me to buy yet another book. Get thee behind me, Satan! :twisted:
by Garry Holmes
Fri 31 Oct, 2008 19:00:06
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Replies: 4
Views: 5379

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Happy Halloween to you all! Of course, if I were DW I would probably tell you that I have never myself 'trick or treated', and believe that to do so could put you at genuine risk.... I wonder what he would make of the way that Halloween has become a sort of commercialised, Americanised thing in rece...
by Garry Holmes
Thu 30 Oct, 2008 20:36:41
Forum: The Sword of Fate
Topic: The Sword of Fate
Replies: 3
Views: 18533

I very much agree with your comments on the Italians even though I can't get the image of Nicholas Cage as an Italian army captain out of my mind................... I don't want to get the image of Penelope Cruz out of my mind. :) Agree on all counts. Cage's performance proved that the era of racia...
by Garry Holmes
Wed 29 Oct, 2008 22:54:29
Forum: General Topics
Topic: dw in new war deception book
Replies: 5
Views: 4032

CHURCHILL'S WIZARDS is very complimentary about THE DECEPTION PLANNERS, even if Rankin doesn't seem to like DW's fiction. I'm amazed that no-one has seen fit to reprint THE DECEPTION PLANNERS. Given the growing interest in the subject, you'd think that any publisher of WWII related subjects would ju...
by Garry Holmes
Tue 21 Oct, 2008 23:22:37
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Wheatley Revival
Replies: 5
Views: 4546

For many years, one of the disadvantages that DW faced as far as TV adaptions was the length of his stories. Most drama stuff was 50 minutes long. Nowadays the idea of the feature film length drama series is much more common. Like I've said before, though, the big problem with adapting something lik...
by Garry Holmes
Mon 10 Dec, 2007 22:54:54
Forum: The Golden Spaniard
Topic: The Golden Spaniard - Review by Stevie P
Replies: 23
Views: 36731

I've said this elsewhere, but this is one of my favourite of DW's books. The first time I read it, I had to get to the end. I finally finished in the wee small hours of the morning. I don't think that I was too good at work the next day!
by Garry Holmes
Fri 2 Nov, 2007 23:49:23
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Cover Art-which is best?
Replies: 7
Views: 7283

If we go by the description from the books, then the Duke looks less like Christopher Lee and more like Peter Cushing.
by Garry Holmes
Sat 27 Oct, 2007 00:16:49
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Cover Art-which is best?
Replies: 7
Views: 7283

Come to think of it, I'm not certain that I've ever really had strong visual images of any of DW's characters. When I have some pre- set picture in mind, such as an actor from a film/tv version or a strong illustration, then that tends to become the character in my mind. I'd never seen anything base...

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