Books, H.P. Lovecraft, How's This Book?, Review

H.P. Lovecraft’s The Alchemist: Humble Beginnings

Ah, H.P. Lovecraft. One of the many artists who only got the appreciation they deserved after their time. The man single-handedly defined cosmic horror as a genre, with works such as The Mountains of Madness and Call of Cthulu. Nowadays, Lovecraft has a unique entertainment empire. Radio dramas, board games, tabletop RPGs, video games, the… Continue reading H.P. Lovecraft’s The Alchemist: Humble Beginnings

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Elantris: Tell Don’t Show… Without Much Telling

It's been a while since a book made me genuinely frustrated. What were you smoking, Mr. Card? Elantris is a very frustrating book. It scratches the surface of greatness but never manages to break through. Instead, it continues to skim the surface until it eventually comes to a disappointing end. The entire time I was… Continue reading Elantris: Tell Don’t Show… Without Much Telling

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God of War (The Novelization): Draining the Life from a Masterpiece

The medium a story is presented in is often as important as the story itself. A book may work purely because it has the time to carefully describe everything the story needs at a leisurely pace. A movie may work because of its stand-out visuals, which creates a unique identity. A video game may work… Continue reading God of War (The Novelization): Draining the Life from a Masterpiece

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My Darling, My Hamburger: Don’t let the title fool you

My roommate made me read this book. He was quite enthusiastic that I do so. I was expecting it to be some fun little high school comedy. What I got was a depressing story about peer pressure and abortions. Thanks, roomy. Pointless fact: the cover of the one I readwas this, but red; that's not… Continue reading My Darling, My Hamburger: Don’t let the title fool you