Monthly Archives: October 2022

Michael Moorcock – Stormbringer: The Elric Saga, Vol. 2 (Review)

Comprising: Some general remarks first For a fuller introduction of Moorcock’s Elric stories, I’d like to refer you to my review of the first volume: Elric of Melnibone, the Elric Saga, Vol. 1. Much of what I said there also … Continue reading

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A.A. Milne – The House at Pooh Corner (1928) Review

9/10 A year ago I read A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh and I said in the comments that I wouldn’t be reading the second Pooh book. I lied. Here it is. The truth is that this second book, The House at Pooh … Continue reading

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Two Films: Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) & Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) While this is one of the best Dracula adaptations, it is also one of the most ridiculous. The ridiculous red flowing-blood armour of Dracula in the 15th century, the ridiculous red sky as Harker travels to … Continue reading

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Bram Stoker – Dracula (1897) Review

8/10 From the very first chapter, Stoker lays on the atmosphere thick. It was a dark and stormy night, when Jonathan Harker made his way east to Dracula’s castle in Transylvania. Every sign along the road tells him that he … Continue reading

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Comic Review: Orbital (2006-’19) by Runberg & Pelle

Orbital is a European science fiction comic, which can be a recipe for greatness. This is a full-blown space opera and requires some setup and exposition. The comic starts with Earth joining a Galactic Confederacy that has more than 800 … Continue reading

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Guy Delisle – Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City (2011) Review

This is the fourth time that Guy Delisle moves to another country for an extended period of time. It’s Israel as you can guess from the title. And as he flies into the country and lands, I guess, at Tel … Continue reading

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Robert Sheckley – Citizen in Space (1955) Review

8/10 Citizen in Space is Robert Sheckley’s second short story collection, published a year after the first, Untouched by Human Hands (1954). And, like its predecessor, it is a very neat collection of pleasant, comedic science fiction stories, written in … Continue reading

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