I just came home* from a screening of Dune**--what better time to write down a few thoughts on it from a book reader's perspective? Frank Herbert's legacy is alive and thriving in the hands of Denis Villeneuve, who delivers the adaptation many of us could've only hoped for. Some of the most important scenes and... Continue Reading →
Hello! Now that we're at the close of September, it's time to look back at all the fun we've had over the summer! And if you know me, my fun is often limited to vast quantities of books. Like...so many books, bruh. I discuss most of the ones I read over the summer, in some... Continue Reading →
My fondness of Kurt Vonnegut knows no bounds. I've spoken about his best-known piece of fiction, and one of the finest anti-war books (along with Catch-22), Slaughterhouse-Five previously. I've read a few other of his novels, too: the Sirens of Titan immediately comes to mind as a wonky, entertaining--and somewhat unsettling--tale of a businessman and... Continue Reading →
A recent article in the April 29 edition of the New York Review of Books, "Editing Humanity's Future" by Natalie de Souza, awoke in me a very insistent interest in the topic of bioetics. Rather than begin with any of the books reviewed in de Souza's article, I took an interest in a considerably lighter... Continue Reading →
Welcome to Trope Check, what is either a one-off or a possible series, in which I examine how unique works of fiction deal with familiar tropes in fun, new, and exciting ways! #0. Play Catch-Up! If you're unfamiliar with the bloody brilliant 𝖕𝖎𝖊𝖈𝖊 𝖔𝖋 🅐🅡🅣 that is Adrian Tchaikovsky's SHARDS OF EARTH, you should first... Continue Reading →
Howdy, folks! Wanted to let all of you know, my video review of the brilliant Adrian Tchaikovsky's latest novel, SHARDS OF EARTH, is now live! Watch it here: https://youtu.be/o8svYU0pIMI And as always, please do give me a thumbs up on YouTube - every little thing helps!
And in case you prefer written reviews, here it is: Series: Empires of Dust (#1) Published by: Harper Voyager Genre: Dark fantasy, literary fantasy Pages: 470 I have long meant to read through Anna Smith Spark’s Empires of Dust trilogy. The ways it’s spoken about make it out to seem custom-made for me: one of... Continue Reading →
You guys, Lumberjanes is so cute, I wanna die. https://youtu.be/_Pux-65NYj4 To talk about Lumberjanes is to embrace the light-hearted tone of its dialogue. I can’t very well be serious and proper about it, can I? This isn’t going to be a long, detailed review, either – I’m going to do my best to summarize what... Continue Reading →
Hi, everyone! In this week's book video, I'm looking at the third installment of Martha Wells's Murderbot Diaries, Rogue Protocol! https://youtu.be/OjHraoiVvd8 As always, I'd appreciate it if you like the video, subscribe to my channel and let me know what you think in the comments!
Previous | Next By Odin's beard, it finally happened! A volume of Doctor Strange, as written by Jason Aaron, CLICKED with me! I think I'm starting to understand where Aaron's strengths with Strange lie--he does a good job of exploring interpersonal relationships, the bread and butter of Mister Misery. The presence of Jane Foster's Thor... Continue Reading →