Monthly Archives: May 2018

Kate Fox – Watching the English (2004). English versus Dutch culture.

I’m not English; I’m Dutch. But I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and working with many English people throughout the years. These were always enjoyable experiences, but there were always things that I couldn’t quite place. I often ended up … Continue reading

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Frank Herbert – Dune Messiah (1969) Review

Series: Dune (book 2) My rating: 8.5/10 For all of Dune’s accomplishments, it remains a very basic Campbellian Hero’s Journey, and as such it feels like Frank Herbert never had any sequel in mind when he wrote it. Young Paul … Continue reading

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Philip K. Dick – A Maze of Death (1970) Review

8/10 This incredibly strange novel starts out with the premise that the existence of God, or God fragments, is proven scientifically as entities existing in the cosmos. Beings described as the Mentufacturer and the Intercessor, but their power of miracles, … Continue reading

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Isle of Dogs (2018) Review

9/10 You could not confuse this film for anything other than a Wes Anderson film. In moving to stop-motion animation he deployed his own particular style and in the fusion of the two he created his own new animation style. … Continue reading

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Joe Abercrombie – Best Served Cold (2009) Review

8/10 Best Served Cold is a revenge tale. It is, in fact, Kill Bill in a fantasy setting. This isn’t The Count of Monte Cristo with a heartfelt, innocent beginning and a drawn-out revenge over the decades, no! This is … Continue reading

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Nocturnal Animals (2016) Review

Amy Adams plays some rich woman (Susan) with a successful career in visual art. One day, she receives a package in the mail: a book written by her ex-husband. She hasn’t seen her ex in 19 years, and while she … Continue reading

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Frank Herbert – Dune (1965) Review

9.5/10 What could I possibly say about Dune that hasn’t already been said by countless reviewers through the years? I’m not sure, but I’m going to write a review nonetheless. Now, if you don’t know Dune, you probably don’t read … Continue reading

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