There are a lot of moving pieces in this book. One of the things that Orson Scott Card does really well is world building. In this second book of the trilogy, the world of the Mither Mages is being expanded and developed far beyond what was set in place in the first book. The nice … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: The Gate Thief
I really enjoy movies based on comic books, whether they be intentionally comedic like Men in Black, or unintentionally comedic like Ghost Rider. Every time I watch one (or re-watch one) I write up a post with my thoughts. I try to be spoiler free, but the older the movie, the less careful I am. … Continue reading Comic Book Movie Rewatch: V for Vendetta
I read an article a while ago (sorry, I can't find the link) that discussed video game movies and why none of them live up to expectations. That got me thinking about the difference between video game movies and comic book movies. Both comics and video games started as "nerd" activities, but playing video games … Continue reading Will Video Game Movies Ever Surge Like Comic Book Movies Did?
I thought this book was far better than the first one. I was hesitant to pick it up at first because the first book was a bit disappointing, but this one improved on the first in almost every way. The character development in book two was the biggest difference for me. Tom starts to come … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: Curse of the Bane
This was different from Heinlein's other youth books. Usually, when I read one of Heinlein's YA books, there's a definite protagonist (usually a character who's a little too perfect), and a definite goal or obstacle that needs to be achieved/overcome. The stories are straightforward, and the complexity of the books comes through the ideas presented … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: The Rolling Stones