Kit Sun Cheah had an interesting article on his site recently. Titled “Guy Gavriel Kay’s Religion Without Religion,” he tackles an issue rampant in modern fiction of every variety: modern writers largely cannot write believable religions or religious characters. Every time they try, they leave a hollow world behind that does not satisfy a reader… Continue reading The Lack of Religion in Fiction and Issues this Causes
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More Book Recommendations
I am back with another list of recommended books! Foxfier’s list of suggestions still has me thinking, readers. We are told that people do not read anymore, and to some degree, that might be true. But it is difficult to find any interesting novels to read these days. Unless you trust someone else’s recommendation or… Continue reading More Book Recommendations
More Reading Suggestions
Remember that guest post by Foxfier, readers? It inspired three more from yours truly, which you can read here, here, and here. Today, I thought I would list a few of my other favorite books, as there are many and we could all use some good entertainment these days. With the Christmas season past, it… Continue reading More Reading Suggestions
Review: Iron Chamber of Memory by John C. Wright
Finally! I finally got to read a John C. Wright novel! I have an earlier book by him but have yet to crack that open, because…well, if you saw my bookshelves, you would understand why. A previous book written by him which I reviewed was an audiobook and a critique of The Last Jedi, so… Continue reading Review: Iron Chamber of Memory by John C. Wright
Nice Guys Finish Last? Depends on One’s Definition of “Nice”
We have discussed Nice Girls, but what about Nice Guys? The standard response to that is: “Yeah, well, you know where Nice Guys finish – last.” Depending on the definition of “nice” in use, this can be quite true. But as with Nice Girls, Nice Guys do not all follow the perceived pattern of “nice”… Continue reading Nice Guys Finish Last? Depends on One’s Definition of “Nice”
Mad Scientist: Cackling Goofball, or Deadly Menace?
The popular image of the mad scientist is one of a frizzy haired, generally harmless older man messing around in a lab. Such mad scientists seem and are typically portrayed as relatively inoffensive. Doctor Doofensmirtz from Phineas and Ferb* is one example of this common perception of the mad scientist, with Back to the Future’s*… Continue reading Mad Scientist: Cackling Goofball, or Deadly Menace?
A Unique Conceit (or Three) from Western Television
Gargoyles Retrospective | Disney's Dark Horse https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=hc7yQ4nX_8k Along with others in the Superversive movement, this author tends to highlight various writing techniques which are popularly seen in Japanese anime. Since writers in the Orient frequently make use of practices forgotten here in the West, this is only sensible. If one wishes to learn a craft,… Continue reading A Unique Conceit (or Three) from Western Television
Review: Hell Spawn by Declan Finn
Once is impressive. Twice is a record. I should have known that if it took two days to get through one of Declan Finn’s novels*, it should be a fast trip through the second one. Yet I was still surprised when I finished this book in two separate sittings: My name is Officer Tommy Nolan,… Continue reading Review: Hell Spawn by Declan Finn
Review: League of Angels by Thomas Tan
And we come to the second fiction review this author has decided to post, readers: They said that God didn’t exist. They said that the time for religion was over. If mankind was to progress, the human race had to be purged of superstitions. Like everyone else, Chelsea Shields believed the Lumen Corporation, even when… Continue reading Review: League of Angels by Thomas Tan
Making the Audience Smile – How Important Is It?
A little while ago this author introduced readers to a music video from an anime series she enjoys and has regularly referenced of late. Those who have read my most recent series of posts will remember the one she means: My Hero Academia*, better known in some circles by its Japanese title, Boku no Hero… Continue reading Making the Audience Smile – How Important Is It?