Tag Archives: mystery

Michael Chabon – The Yiddish Policemen’s Union (2007) Review

Genre: science fiction, alternate history Rating: 9/10 Michael Chabon is generally seen as a mainstream author who is not afraid to dip his toes into genre fiction now and then. His masterwork The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay flirted … Continue reading

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The Nice Guys (2016) Review

8/10 In 1970s Los Angeles, two private investigators are forced to cooperate to solve the murder of a porn star. Their personal investigation styles don’t match, but through blunder, fool’s luck and freak coincidences do they win the day. The … Continue reading

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Jack Vance – Night Lamp (1996)

8/10 Before reading a Jack Vance novel, there are some things you need to know. First, don’t read them for the plot. Vance re-uses the same pulpy storylines all the time. Quickly summarized, a young man is being wronged by … Continue reading

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Spectre (2015)

8/10 The James Bond franchise has been suffering an identity crisis for a nearly a decade now. How does Spectre tie into it? Bond established himself in earlier cinema as the quintessential gentleman spy. A stylish and very British hero … Continue reading

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Strange Days (1994)

7/10 Ex-cop Lanny Nero lives mainly through the lives of others and through his own memories of a better past. They are all recorded and he accesses them through an illegal brain interface. Things change when he accidentally witnesses a … Continue reading

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Sicario (2015)

8/10 Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) is a cop who gets dragged into a silent, lawless war with Mexican drug lords, in which all rules of law and national boundaries seem to disappear. She tries but fails to keep control and … Continue reading

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Terry Pratchett – The Truth (2000)

8/10 Book number 25 in the Discworld series. It is said that you can read the discworld books independently without having read others, but if you want to get the most out of them, that is not true. The Truth … Continue reading

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