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 →
Hi, folks! I thought I'd try a new thing this month and talk about the books I hope to read this coming month - there are quite a few of them, but I am confident I can get through a good amount of them! https://youtu.be/94rF27IRby8 What are you reading over the month of May?
Hey, folks! I've got for you a new review about Jeff VanderMeer's Veniss Underground, a fascinating if somewhat flawed work. A lot happens across these two-hundred-and-fifty pages: a heartbreaking tale of separation and rediscovery, a descent into the underworld, a Biblical struggle between man and cruel god--all of it written with prose at once substantial... Continue Reading →
Previous - Hope Dies | Next After the spectacular defeat the rebels suffered at the hands of Darth Vader following Queen Trios' betrayal, our heroes are forced to scatter throughout the galaxy in search of safe haven. Luke, Leia, and Han are torn away from their friends and allies, even from the Millenium Falcon itself.... Continue Reading →
Heya folks! I've got a review of Martha Wells' second Murderbot Diaries novella, Artificial Condition. It's short and sweet, and the last video I'm doing with this setup. Brace yourselves, folks - I'm changing the ol' show up! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu8_bduKVP0