the Author

“These metaphysics of magicians,
And necromantic books are heavenly;
Lines, circles, scenes, letters, and characters;
Ay, these are those that Faustus most desires.”
Faustus – Act I, Scene I

This blog has been online for the past 4 years, and this ‘about me’ page has seen more traffic than most of my posts, so I guess that my readers want to know a little about the weirdo who’s writing these silly reviews. I can’t really give too much away on account of the nature of my posts – I don’t want to end up being murdered (or cursed) by a disgruntled Devil-worshipper.
bigfoot and me
I’ve always liked reading books about monsters and ghosts – I had a big Goosebumps collection as a kid, but I stopped reading when I was a young teenager and didn’t pick up a book for fun until my early 20s. I’m not sure why. After finishing university, I spent a few years reading the classics, and after noticing certain trends developing with my reading habits, I decided to start a blog to document the spooky books I was going through. There’s no strict limits on what I review here, but it’s nearly all horror or occult related.

I am interested in aspects of the Occult, but I don’t consciously practice magic, and I certainly don’t think of myself as a wizard or anything. I try to keep an open mind, and my perspective on magic and that kind of stuff has shifted quite a bit since I started this blog. Most of it is bollocks, but some of it isn’t as nutty as it sounds.

Apart from reading books about the Devil, I’m pretty normal. I mostly just hang out with my family and work. I used to watch a lot of horror movies, but I rarely have the time anymore. I like a lot of rock music, all of that shouty heavy metal and punk rock crap. I occasionally write my own short fiction.

me in kytelers inn

There’s facebook, twitter and tumblr pages for anyone who is interested in keeping up to date with the posts on this blog. You can also add me on Goodreads. My email address is I’m always happy to talk and always looking for suggestions!

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34 thoughts on “the Author

  1. I have to say, I can already tell I’ll be spending countless lunch hours devouring everything I can find in your archives. This is an awesome blog, dude; keep up the good work!

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    1. Thank you so much. Delighted to hear from you. I’ve been going through a bit of a dry spell on account of school, but things should pick up in the next few months. Please let me know if you have any recommendations!

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  2. Did you find a real magick book?a talmud maybe?did you try to contact Carl Nagel?do you know the website ?
    They are considered being the best on the internet by many.
    Can you see the i-carly girls naked in america?on cable tv maybe?


    1. I’ve found lots of books of magic. I have not contacted Mr. Nagel. I don’t know the website. I don’t know about the naked girls. Isn’t i-carly a kids show? Not my thing.


  3. I love your website about Montague Summers. Do you happen to have his book of poems: “Antinous”? It’s impossible to find anywhere! Thank you SO much.

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      1. I wonder how we could get hold of his “Antinous” poems. As a serious collector of all things Montague Summers, would you not be intrigued? 🙂 Also, is there any audio of Summers’ voice? I heard someone talk on youtube about him saying he had quite a high pitch voice, apparently. Maybe the Society for Psychic Research in London may have some audio. I might contact them next week. I just got hold of an interesting book from U.S. (i live in UK): “Montague Summers: A Bibliographical Portrait” edited by Frederick Franck. Looking forward to it. Have you read it?


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