What can you find here? Reviews of new and not quite so new Sherlock Holmes novels and collections. Interviews with authors, link to blogs worth following, links to where you can purchase my books and some reviews of my work garnered from Amazon sites. Plus a few scary pics of me and a link to various Lyme Regis videos on YouTube...see what we do here and how....and indeed why!!! Next to the Lyme Regis Video Bar is a Jeremy Brett as Holmes Video Bar and now a Ross K Video Bar. And stories and poems galore in the archives.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

A Top Ten

A new regular feature where I canvass other folk for their Top Tens.....all will become clear I promise!

First up is Luke Benjamen Kuhns; Luke  is a graduate of the University of Manchester where he studied Theology. Luke is an experienced musician and lyricist where for a time Luke served as head writer on several music endeavors. He grew up in a small town in Indiana, USA where he spent hours creating worlds of fiction in short story and poetic form. Luke is a great lover of literature and considers C.S. Lewis, J.R.R Tolkien, Robert Lewis Stevenson, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to be his biggest creative inspiration. He currently resides in London where he enjoys being in the heart of the British Empire which is home to many of his favourite stories. His initial lists:

1. Top Ten Sherlock Holmes Canon short stories

The Sign of Four 
The Hound of the Baskervilles
A Scandal in Bohemia
The Yellow Face
The Final Problem
Wisteria Lodge
The Bruce-Partington Plans
The Devil’s Foot
The Sussex Vampire
Thor Bridge

'These ten stories are the ones that really capture my imagination the most. The all border on the strange or grotesque and that is what I found most intriguing about each of these stories. Doyle’s own imagination it stunning and that is reflect, for me, in these ten.'

 Top Ten writers                                                      

C.S. Lewis
JRR Tolkien
Robert Lewis Stevenson
Loren D Estleman

Douglas Adams
H.G Wells
J.M. Barrie
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Robert Ludlum
Rick Rioardan

'Each of these ten writers have had some influence on me in some capacity. I grew up reading several of these authors and they aided in shaping my own imagination and also how I see the world. With Lewis and Tolkien and the importance of friendship and hope, Adams and his quirky sci-fi humour, Barrie and the importance of never losing that child like wonder in life are but a few reasons why some of these ten hold a special place for me.' 

3. Top Ten pieces of music or albums

Audio Adrenaline: Until My Heart Caves in
Haste the Day: Attack of the Wolf King
The Romans: The End of the Century - Chinese Rock is a killer track! Just saying.
Anberlin: Never Take Friendship Personal
Fun: Some Nights
Queen: A Day At The Races
Alan Silvestri: Back to the Future Original Sound Track
Hans Zimmer: Sherlock Holmes Original Sound Track
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Swan Theme
Mozart: Requiem in D Minor

'My unique taste in music captured between just ten albums and or pieces of music. Each of these artists/musician are all amazing in their own respect. All bands create great music accompanied with great lyrics while the composers are brilliant at assembling musical pieces that can excite you one moment and calm you the next.'

Visit  Luke's Blog or buy his new book: The Untold Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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