Mark Andresen and the Pan Review

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 The Pan Review

The Pan Review

Mark Andresen is a long time follower of this blog and also the creator of his own excellent, long-running blogspot: The Pan Review Mark's blog is a delightfully eclectic and articulate review of issues current in the arts and literary scene. He regularly features author interviews and demonstrates an extraordinary range of interests and tastes. Hailing from Devon in the UK (one of my favourite places on earth!), Mark also has a pronounced affinity for music - tending toward dance, trance, ambient, some jazz, film soundtracks and the aural extremes of subtlety to noise! Not exactly my cup of tea - but fascinating nonetheless. As a fellow music fan, I can relate to his deep-seated love of music. Mark has demonstrated a longstanding interest in both Mary and Percy Shelley and regularly comments on posts to my companion FaceBook page, The Real Percy Bysshe Shelley.

 Bryan Moore's bust of Mary Shelley.

Bryan Moore's bust of Mary Shelley.

A recent Mary Shelley-themed issue of The Pan Review, for example, featured an interview with the sculptor Bryan Moore who will soon unveil his bronze bust of Mary Shelley at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, Washington! You can read more about Bryan here and follow him on twitter here. Bryan has also completed beautiful busts of Bram Stoker and Edgar Allan Poe and H.P Lovecraft. The only question I have is this: Bryan!! when is Percy Shelley coming???!!! The same issue also included Mark's review of Fiona Sampson's disappointingly adversarial (my opinion!) recent biography of Mary Shelley as well as an interview with yours truly in which I answered questions about how Shelley came into my life and what I think is important about him.

I have no hesitation in recommending this blogspot to my readers. Mark is a a very good writer and very accessible. I think you will thoroughly enjoy the breathtaking diversity in thought and opinion. My thanks to Mark for taking an interest in me and my passion for Percy Bysshe Shelley.