All the Murmuring Bones

A.G. Slatter ★★★ “There’s an old woman, though, with plans and plots of long gestation; and there’s the sea, which will have her due, come hell or high water; and there are secrets and lies which never stay buried forever.” For generation upon generation, the O’Malley family has prospered in their sprawling mansion on the…… Continue reading All the Murmuring Bones

Pan’s Labyrinth

Guillermo del Toro & Cornelia Funke ★★★★ Guillermo del Toro yet again shows himself to be a master of the gothic tale.  In this novelisation of the 2006 film, Pan’s Labyrinth, he weaves the fairy-tale story of a young girl, Ofelia, who is taken by her mother to live with her new stepfather, a sadistic…… Continue reading Pan’s Labyrinth