What with all the historical nonfiction I've been reading the past couple of months, I eventually decided it was time to take a break and pick up some good old-fashioned fantasy, one of my most preferred genres. And let me tell, this book reminded me how much I missed it. It’s possible you haven’t heard … Continue reading Book Look: Ranking Every Short Story in "The Last Wish"
NOTE: Because this work was originally released in separate issues, the page count resets at the start of each chapter. Direct quotations will therefore be cited as "Chapter X, page Y." I will also be discussing spoilers, so keep that in mind if you have not read this work. There are some stories that resonate … Continue reading Special Book Look: The Complexity and Enduring Qualities of “Watchmen”
I have to admit, I'm a bit disappointed in myself right now. Usually I know which popular movies are based on novels. And with becoming a horror fan recently, I would have thought I'd heard about Ryu Murakami's Odishion, published in the US as Audition. Just shows I need to keep expanding my horizons. First … Continue reading Book Look: “Audition”
I never wanted my reviews for this blog to be exclusively for film and television. I write things that are meant to be read, and I want my examination of media/culture to include things that were meant to be read. The problem is that reading a book in preparation for a full review is a … Continue reading Book Look: “A World of Horror”