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 →
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 →
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!
https://youtu.be/bitO0BtQEjQ Hey folks, I'm back this week with another video review of a fantasy novel! This one is Mike Shackle's 2019 dark fantasy debut, We Are The Dead. I took a liking to it - as you'll find out when you check the video. As always, I would appreciate you subscribing and liking the clip... Continue Reading →
Ursula K. Le Guin's The Lathe of Heaven asks not only “Can we imagine the future?” but “What is the price for that future?” It's a brilliant work, revolving around the relationship between George Orr (who may or may not be a reference to George Orwell) and his psychiatrist, William Haber. Bend me your ear... Continue Reading →
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 →
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.
The notion of Victorian bourgeois society as sexually repressed weighs heavy on the general understanding modern society has of that by-gone time. Michel Foucault, in his History of Sexuality, seeks to dispell this unimaginative notion. Rather, he envisions the very notion of sexuality as a bourgeois invention, meant to negotiate between "power and knowledge," between... Continue Reading →
Hullo everyone, and welcome back to Saturday Star Wars! It has been a while, hasn't it? Rest assured, I'm riding high on a Star Wars wave which'll keep me pumping out regular editions of this column for a few weeks, at least! Today, I'll share with you an excerpt of my Chaos Rising review, which... Continue Reading →