Crazy Rich Asians (and the sequels)


Book Reviews

I am writing the review of Kevin Kwan’s  bestselling book series, which started with 2013’s Crazy Rich Asians, hours before going to see the film version. I saw the preview for it, picked up the book in an airport, and promptly finished it in less than a week. A few weeks later, I picked up […]

August 15, 2018

The Mammoth Book of Steampunk Adventures


Book Reviews

Recommendation: 100% Should Read Short story anthologies vary widely based on content. The popular journals often have very artistic, highbrow tales that I personally find rather dry. I attempted to read some stories out of an edition of Glimmer Train I picked up at a book sale. I did not make it far. As a fan […]

May 29, 2018

The Talking Earth


Book Reviews

Like the better known Julie of the Wolves, The Talking Earth is a love letter to nature by popular children’s author, Jean Craighead George. It shares a similar plot, where a Native American girl goes out alone and experiences her world with only her animal companions. I read all George’s Wolves books, but I return to The Talking Earth […]

April 19, 2018

Do the World A Favor: Become a Minority


Travel

The most enlightening experience I have ever had was the day I first became a minority. Culture shock is a real thing. The first time I traveled to a non-white, non-English-speaking country was when I spent several days in Morocco. There, I was truly an outsider, and stood out like sore thumb. I went to […]

April 19, 2018

Women Wartime Spies


Book Reviews

Women Wartime Spies by Ann Kramer is a glimpse into the secret history of Britain’s bravest women. Kramer tells the stories of women who served in both World War I and World War II, highlighting the dangers they lived through day by day and the secrets many of them took to the grave. Spies is […]

March 29, 2018

Save the Cat!


Book Reviews

Let me preface this by saying that I have rarely hated any book as much as I hate this one. Most of this will be me spitting vitriol for being forced to read this for a screenwriting class. I will start with its (few) merits and go from there. Save the Cat! is a well-known tool […]

March 17, 2018

Priest Vol. 1, A Prelude to the Deceased


Book Reviews

Spoilers Ahead! The first volume of Hyung Min-woo’s western fantasy manhwe series, Priest, sets a violent scene in the American West that is populated by train robbers and hellish demons. Anti-hero Ivan Isaacs’ first outing shows Isaacs taking on a train of the undead monsters, servants of the fallen angel Jarbilong. A Prelude to the Decease, […]

January 25, 2018

Think Like A Freak


Book Reviews

The third book by the authors of Freakonomics, the bestselling book that has been the source of fascination and criticism in equal measures. If nothing else, the book works as advertised; it makes you think. Think Like a Freak is entertaining as ever. In all honesty, I wish it were longer. With fun stories and educational insight, […]

January 18, 2018

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight


Book Reviews

The collection including the first Elsewhere comic and it’s sequel promise great things from a Victorian Era Bruce Wayne. While both do an adequate job in capturing the Gothic feel associated with the time period, it comes up just short of a truly amazing product. Perhaps I am biased. Perhaps reading League of Extraordinary Gentlemen only a month […]

January 11, 2018