WHO’S DONE WHAT
REALCLASSIC has mysteriously assembled itself this month, because Rowena Hoseason and Frank Westworth of The Cosmic Bike Co Ltd are on holiday. Don’t worry; by the time you read this we’ll be back. Possibly. While RH and FW were giddily gadding about, Mike Baumber and the production team at Horncastle worked ultra-efficiently to design the pages and get the magazine to press on time. Thanks for all the extra effort, folks.
COVER IMAGE by Kel Edge
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THIS MONTH we’ve been reading THE INTERROGATOR (tedious WW2‘thriller’ which bogged down in the supposed nostalgia of romance in the Blitz); A GRAIN OF TRUTH by Zygmunt Miloszewski (brilliant EuroCrime, set in small-town Poland); THE PYRAMID by Henning Mankell (short stories telling Wallander’s early history); ONE WAY by SJ Morden (sci-fi romp combining The Martian and Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians), and THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM by Cixin Liu (entirely baffling Chinese sci-fi story which could usefully have been 75% shorter…).
MEANWHILE AT THE MOVIES we were flat-out astonished that THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME was actually jolly entertaining (because it looked like the worst kind of rubbish from the trailer); were mostly disappointed by EQUALIZER 2 which followed the rules of sequels in being half as good as the first film; tried to like (but failed) an indie thriller called 88 (which isn’t anything like ‘Memento meets Kill Bill’, no, not at all), and are still utterly gripped by Grimm…
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