Monthly Archives: October 2016

Dawn of the Dead (1978)

8/10 Dawn of the Dead starts out highly energetic and draws you right in! A talk show host has a conversation with a scientist who implores people to abandon the dead, because they turn into zombies. People take offence and … Continue reading

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Iain M. Banks – Against a Dark Background (1993)

Genre: science fiction / space opera Series: no Pages: 487 My rating: 7/10 While Iain M. Banks was working on his Culture series, he still found the time or the need to write science fiction that was unrelated to his … Continue reading

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R. Scott Bakker – The Great Ordeal (2016) review

Genre: Epic fantasy / grimdark Series: Aspect-Emperor series, part 3 Pages: 512 My rating: 9/10 The long awaited third book of the Aspect-Emperor series is finally here. The previous instalment, The White-Luck Warrior, ended on a bunch of cliffhangers: everyone … Continue reading

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

8/10 The first time I saw this movie, I didn’t get it. I was a teenager, I didn’t grow up in the US, and I didn’t get the humor. And honestly, I still think that the comedy in this film … Continue reading

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Inferno (2016) Review

5.5/10 Here’s the thing: Inferno the movie doesn’t have any interest in the cities and histories that it’s dealing with. The apathy fairly drips from the screen. It rushes from building to building, from name to name, but there is … Continue reading

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Catherynne M. Valente – Radiance (2015)

Genre: Science fiction / science fantasy / alternate history Pages: 429 My Rating: 9/10 I don’t even know where to start! Let me start by saying that I loved this book! But it is one of those books that you’ll … Continue reading

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The Magnificent Seven (2016) review

7/10 The Magnificent Seven is really a surprise hit for me. In this era where Hollywood has reached a state in which they turn out dreary remake after remake, I had expected all these movies to suck. I mean, look … Continue reading

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