Tag Archives: mythology

Stephen Fry – Mythos (2017) Review

Seeing as I went to Greece on a holiday for the first time, wanting to see the old Greek temples and landscapes, I thought that that was a good excuse to pick up Stephen Fry’s latest book, Mythos. Fry, surely … Continue reading

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Dan Simmons – Olympos (2005) Review

Genre: science fiction Pages: 912 My rating: 8/10 [Some spoilers for Ilium] Ilium was great, but now it is time to get some answers. Ilium attempted to combine high science fiction concepts with both Greek mythology and Shakespeare’s The Tempest. … Continue reading

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Dan Simmons – Ilium (2003) Review

Genre: Space opera Series: Ilium/Olympos Pages: 752 My Rating: 9/10 Ilium starts with three crazy storylines and we will just have to deal with it. I will describe shortly the starting point of each of them, just so you know … Continue reading

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Moana (2016) Review

9/10 While 3D technology keeps evolving, Disney keeps sticking to its roots. Another Disney film, another Disney princess. But don’t worry, the film is self-aware about it too, because the girl Moana doesn’t think herself a princess. But hero Maui … Continue reading

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The Red Turtle (2016) Review

8/10 A pacific fairy tale of a man who is stranded on an uninhabited island. He builds rafts to escape, but every time, a red turtle destroys his handiwork. In time, he learns that the turtle is more than a … Continue reading

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Charles G. Finney – The Circus of Dr. Lao (1935)

8/10 The story is set in a dusty small town, Abalone, in Arizona during the Depression. The inhabitants are all rather narrow-minded simpletons. But Dr. Lao’s circus rolls into town and changes the lives of the townsfolk forever. I am … Continue reading

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Gene Wolfe – The Books of the Long & Short Sun (review)

Comprising: The Book of the Long Sun: Nightside of the Long Sun (1993) Lake of the Long Sun (1994) Calde of the Long Sun (1994) Exodus from the Long Sun (1996) The Book of the Short Sun: On Blue’s Waters … Continue reading

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