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Dragon

How To Train Your Dragon

Ever since my childhood, I have always been fascinated by dragons. Books about dragons, movies with dragons, and games featuring dragons have as such always held a great appeal to me. Today, I will be looking at the most recent addition to the many, many dragon-centric fantasy films I’ve seen, How To Train Your Dragon. […]

Inception

I think it is fairly well established at this point that Christopher Nolan is really damn good at what he does. His past work as writer, director, and sometimes producer of films such as Memento, The Prestige, Batman Begins, and The Dark Knight have demonstrated his particular aptitude for darkly brilliant films that often make […]

Breaking Dawn: Breaking Wind, Breaking Minds – Part Two

Eventually, I had the courage to resume as the book shifts back to Bella’s perspective, and she goes through the agonizing transformation into a vampire before awakening, her senses sharper than ever and her alleged physical plainness and clumsiness gone for good, now just as implausibly attractive and powerful as other Meyerpires. Of course, as […]

Breaking Dawn: Breaking Wind, Breaking Minds – Part One

By this point in my reviews of the Twilight Saga, it should be well-established that I feel the series got steadily worse with each successive book. As the bad-but-not-terrible Twilight was the absolute pinnacle of the series to start the saga out with a  “meh”, so Breaking Dawn must be the absolute nadir of the […]

Eclipse: Dastardly Dueling Dirtbags Dully Debate Deserving Dopey Distressed Damsel

While reading Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series, I expressed my annoyance to my sister that Meyer repeatedly avoided having any interesting conflict come up except for an easily-resolved issue towards the end, and how all the vampire slaying has happened offscreen. My sister told me that if I wanted to see action, Eclipse would be the […]

New Moon: In Which Bad Becomes Worse, And It’s All Downhill From Here.

In my review of Twilight, I commented that it was a bad book, but not exactly the imminent death of literature or worthy of the seething hatred many bear for it. I dismissed the work as a black mark on the Vampire Mythos that will soon fade into obscurity. That was before I moved on […]

Twilight: Not the Antichrist, but that’s not saying much.

There really isn’t a “safe” stance to take in reviewing Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight. The book is a smash hit with teen girls all over the world and has a large adoring fandom. It also has an equally large if not larger hatedom that despises the book as an atrocious cancer eating away at the respectability […]

Reflections On Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood

When Truman Capote wrote his masterpiece, In Cold Blood, he claimed he had not just written a book but created a new genre; the nonfiction novel. While this claim to being the first nonfiction novel has been contested by some, it cannot be denied that In Cold Blood was the book that launched and popularized […]