Review: Death Notes

Jul 21st, 2017 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 3 min read

A few years ago, my sister’s friend gifted her a collection of books – the kind with covers that looked as though they were filled with horror and supernatural mystery. My sister, who is the most avid reader I’ve ever met and who ignited the same passion in me, couldn’t bring herself to read them; it was the first (and, to my knowledge, only) time...

Top Tips: Adapting A Novel For The Screen

Sep 12th, 2016 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 4 min read

When I first adapted The Silence, I started counting how many times people asked me how to adapt a novel for the screen. After the eighteenth time I lost count so, for all of those that asked, here are my top five tips: ∞ ∞ ∞ Read the book – not once, not twice but three times… Reading the book is probably the most obvious tip I...

Interviewing A Writer: Sarah Rayne

Jul 20th, 2016 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 17 min read

Imagine that you’re travelling alone on a noisy train during a dark and stormy night. You’re reading a book; a book you’ve never heard of, written by an author you know nothing about. The book was a gift from your sister’s friend and the cover intrigued you enough to pick it up and give it a go. There’s a woman in this book. She’s pressed...