Category Archives: Books

The Good Soldier

Quote of the book: “Why does one do things?” Good question! Continue reading

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Shadow and Bone

In Russia, Shadows Bone you! I’ll see myself out…. Continue reading

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The Waste Land Project: The Bible (I)

Do you have a few minutes to rap about the Lord? And also Modernism. Continue reading

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The Langoliers

The story is fine but the miniseries is a cautionary tale about 90s nostalgia. Continue reading

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Jurassic Park

I also have very clear memories of the MAD Magazine parody “Jurass-has-had-it Park.’ Now that’s satire! Continue reading

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Aaron’s Rod

It’s a Biblical reference! Also, his rod is a flute. Like a regular metal flute. That you blow on. To make music, I mean. Continue reading

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Perdido Street Station

To be fair, the concept of world-ending moths require a fair amount of set up. Continue reading

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The People of Sparks

“Ember” and “Sparks” are a metaphor, you see. Continue reading

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The City of Ember

Maybe 2019 is the year that a couple of plucky kids save the day for all of us. Continue reading

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The Man in the High Castle

I checked out of the Amazon series eight episodes in, so I should have expected this. Continue reading

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