Arkady Martine’s science fiction debut is one of those rare novels that haunts me in my sleep. It’s been days since I put it down, and yet scenes from “A Memory Called Empire” will come back to me, as vividly as something I’ve lived through instead of just reading about. I’ve relived its climax several times, in... Continue Reading →
Hiya, everyone! Got a new book video for you all--it's another funny short, and I hope you enjoy the hell out of it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLnx18leJZA
Humbert Humbert, my friend, you monstrous motherfucker--sharing a ride in your twisted head has been a trip, a trip and a half. Kind of trip that had me laughing in-between bouts of revulsion and downright disgust. What else can you feel when you read sentences like these: I could switch in the course of the... Continue Reading →
A wizard and a scientist dude walk into a bar. Wanna see a magic trick, asks the wizard. Haha, wizzerd go brrr, says the Empirikul scientist guy. Then he bashes the wizard's brains in.
https://youtu.be/ldKXxStp3rE And here's this week's #BookTube review. My apologies for abandoning this blog, I'll try to bring you all a few reviews over the next few days. Busy, busy, busy bee.
Turns out, this One Step From Eden roguelike is both fun and addictive! https://youtu.be/JI6vPC4G_IM This is one of the most challenging games I’ve played in a while; I know it recently received an Easy Mode update, but I have yet to play around with the difficulty settings. For now, I am having far too much... Continue Reading →
Hail, brave followers! Have I a treat for you today! I know, it's neither Saturday nor Sunday, but I've a Star Wars post for you nonetheless! https://youtu.be/7k5M9hrsn04
Whatever you say about Jonathan Franzen (and there's plenty to say, no small amount of it critical), you can't deny the man his insight. He's a fine writer, as this collection of republished essays proves; though they all originate in the 90s and very early 2000s, few come across as dated; the topics Franzen addresses... Continue Reading →
Before I picked this up, I knew nothing about who James Wood is; having now finished it, I can tell with absolute certainty, he is one of contemporary criticism's most gifted and steadfast voices, a lover of literature through and through. How Fiction Works is among the finest examples of that particular branch of non-fiction... Continue Reading →
In a move that will doubtlessly go over well with every fantasy fan out there, I decided to have a little fun with some of my favourite classical fantasy novels. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jid2cLw6l_E Staples of the genre indeed! How would you describe these five books in a sentence?