Books of June 2012

These are the books read in June. As with May, it’s been kind of slow due to school and work. Patrick Rothfuss: “The Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronicle Day One” (2007) “The Kingkiller Chronicle” quickly became one of the best fantasy series I have ever read. The first book is Läs mer

Books of May 2012

These are the books read in May. Hasn’t gotten much read due to a lot of school and work. Mignon Fogarty: “The Grammar Devotional” (2009) Filled with some great tips on using proper grammar, some already known and some new. I’m not a big fan of the day-to-day structure (read a tip a Läs mer

Books of April 2012

These are the books read in April. Douglas Adams: “Mostly Harmless” (1992) A great finish to a great series. Is there anything else to add? I don’t think so. Ah, the nostalgia. George R. R. Martin: “A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire I” (1996) I finally had to Läs mer

Out of this World: A Comparison between William Morris’ “The Wood Beyond the World” and Peter S. Beagle’s “The Last Unicorn”

While two entirely different novels with substantially different meaning and background on the surface, not to mention the more than a half-century long difference in release year, The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris and The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle are in fact not so incomparable on Läs mer

Film review: Coraline (2009)

Coraline is a 2009 stop motion adaption of the 2002 Neil Gaiman novel of the same, in the genre of fantasy / horror. It is the tale of Coraline Jones (Dakota Fanning), who finds a secret door and traveling through it finds an improved version of her home, with a Läs mer

Film review: Avatar (2009)

A pretty good movie, but nothing special. Pretty much it is a failed attempt to a new classic epic: Some parts feel overdone and overemphasised, like the long intro and the final scenes. On the other hand, what’s left is good. Truly worth seeing.

The Twilight Zone

I have heard a lot of the original ”The Twilight Zone” series, running from 1959 – 1964, and I finally downloaded it entirely (24,1 GB, gah) yesterday and watched the first episode (”Where is Everybody”), and it was great.  The Twilight Zone was a series of  free-standing episodes of horror, Läs mer