Books, How's This Book?, Review, Sherlock Holmes

The Final Problem: The Only and Totally Real Death of Sherlock Holmes

So, a bit of background about this particular Sherlock Holmes adventure. Originally, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had intended it to be the very final story starring the legendary detective, hence the title. But due to public demand, and his own financial struggles, he ultimately decided to bring him back to life later, thus beginning a… Continue reading The Final Problem: The Only and Totally Real Death of Sherlock Holmes

Books, How's This Book?, Review

Murder By Other Means: Visible Improvement

Back when I first started reviewing books, one of the first I touched on was a little murder mystery called The Dispatcher. I praised it for it's unique premise but found the actual execution of it to be pretty disappointing. After I wrote that review, I forgot about it, banishing it to the darkest recesses… Continue reading Murder By Other Means: Visible Improvement

Books, Character Analysis, Movies, The Mind of a Character

Inigo Montoya: How a Single Line Can Perfectly Capture a Character

In storytelling, there are three important things you need to do to establish your characters. It doesn't matter if it's a book, a movie, a video game, or whatever. If you don't do these three things, your character isn't destined to last. They are: Give the audience their nameEstablish their backstoryEstablish their goal Now, you… Continue reading Inigo Montoya: How a Single Line Can Perfectly Capture a Character

Books, How's This Book?, Mistborn, Review

The Well of Ascension: The Final Empire Expands and Collapses

Which problem seems bigger to you? Marriage troubles? A trio of different armies sieging your hometown? If you answered the former, than you are correct. Mistborn: The Well of Ascension is an excellent sequel. It expands on the story and characters established in the first book wonderfully while introducing new characters that compliment them perfectly.… Continue reading The Well of Ascension: The Final Empire Expands and Collapses