Category Archives: fantasy

On My Bookshelf: The Wall Of Storms

The second book of Ken Liu’s fantasy epic has alternated between my bookshelf and my hands for the past week. It came out fourteen months ago, but since this isn’t a book blog as such, readers get my literary reviews … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: 3 Peculiars

After watching the movie and largely enjoying it, I looked forward to reading Ransom Riggs’ “trilogy” about the peculiar children. You may know the premise: the author has used unusual vintage photographs to fuel the details of a modern fantasy … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Women F/SF Authors

Sometimes I get surprised by authors at the early end of their career. Imperfections can be easily forgiven, especially for a new writer with something new to say or a different approach to something old. Becky Chambers’ debut novel The … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Sirius

Jonathan Crown’s 2014 first novel, translated into English has been on my bookshelf for a few weeks. This week I finished it. How would I describe the book? It’s a really good read. One reviewer called it “a beautiful fairy tale … Continue reading

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Peculiar Children On Film

My wife had an interesting justification for wrapping this film and affixing a “Santa” label on it for me. She said it reminded her of when she bought the first Harry Potter book for me at the turn of the … Continue reading

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More Grimm

Thirty episodes into viewing, I reviewed this show last month. Now I’m a bit into season 5. I have to give this program a solid B. It’s not without flaws. It’s also not without a devoted fandom. I haven’t hooked … Continue reading

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Grimm

My wife and I were surfing through various tv viewing options a few weeks ago. We ran across the first season of the NBC series Grimm and started watching. I don’t have confidence in major networks being able to do … Continue reading

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