In this podcast we review The Best British Fantasy 2013 and House of Small Shadows by Adam Nevill, discuss the state of horror reviews and talk about what on earth we’re going to watch now that Breaking Bad has come to a close. Joining us is special guest Livius Nedin from the Booked Podcast.
[01:45] Agenda (or lack thereof)
[02:10] Breaking Bad
[03:15] TV discussion (Orphan Black)
[07:45] American Horror Story
[13:35] Different shows (Top of the Lake and Banshee)
[19:05] Six Feet Under and Dexter
[22:24] Do shows get better over time?
[31:20] Best British Fantasy review
[33:00] Our favourite stories
[37:40] How were the stories selected?
[40:00] The worst of British Fantasy
[44:00] Is British writing in decline? Discussion of genre criticism
[47:30] Lavie Tidhar
[50:20] The line between friendship and quality
[52:38] Livius’ experiences of criticising genre fiction
[58:00] Discussion on editing/friends within the genre/how were the “best of” clarified?
[01:13:20] Our favourite new writers
[01:15:55] House of Small Shadows review
[01:18:00] Adam Nevill within the genre
[01:25:40] Editing Adam Nevill’s work
[01:27:40] The Sleep Room representing the horror genre
[01:29:17] Dream sequences
[01:30:00] Amazon review hilarity
[01:34:00] Disparity in types of review
[01:37:30] Are reviews fair?
[01:39:00] Genre reviews – are they appropriate?
[01:42:00] Reaction of others within the genre to bad reviews
[01:43:38] Conflicts of interest
[01:49:00] What are we all reading?
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Book Review: House of Small Shadows by Adam Nevill
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Adam Nevill Interview, Part I
Adam Nevill Interview, Part II
Adam Nevill Interview Part III
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