Monthly Archives: October 2021

Review: Arzach (1975-’87) by Moebius

In the long and fruitful career of Jean Giraud, AKA Moebius, there exists an intriguing sequence of short painted stories, collectively known as Arzach. These stories appeared through the years in the Heavy Metal (Metal Hurlant) comic magazine and over … Continue reading

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Review: War with the Newts (1936) by Karel Capek

8.0/10 Newts, you say? What could that possibly mean? Published in 1936, War with the Newts is one of the last novels by Czech author Karel Capek, and is a thinly-veiled satire on, well, on a whole lot of things, … Continue reading

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Ursula K. Le Guin – The Word for World is Forest (1976) review

8/10 If you are a fan of Le Guin’s writing and you want more of that clever, crystal-clear prose, effortless worldbuilding and sharp observations, you can’t really go wrong with any of her books, including this one. And those are … Continue reading

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Review: The Bonehunters (2006) by Steven Erikson

9.5/10 The start of The Bonehunters finds many of our characters in unfamiliar territory with regards to who they are and what they are looking for in life. These quests dictate a lot of the plot progression, making it a … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Booktube

You know what Booktube is. It’s youtubers who talk about books. The kind of videos they produce looks a bit like this: Book haul Book haul Weekly wrap-up TBR video Book haul Book haul Monthy wrap-up Review Book haul Book … Continue reading

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Dune (2021) and mini-reviews of 10 other recent films

Dune (2021). It is very good. But far from perfect, and not even Villeneuve’s best. As an adaptation it is very faithful to the source material, which is hugely satisfying as a fan of the book, and it’s a feast … Continue reading

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