I thought this book was a little confusing. The series really could have ended about a third of the way through this book. (Orson Scott Card even admitted as much in the author's afterword.) That meant that the last two-thirds of the book felt more like an extended epilogue rather than a part of the … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: Gatefather
Its taken me a while to gather my thoughts on this book. It was okay. I thought the writing had really improved over the first book, but I don't think the story was better. There was one big problem with the book. It didn't feel like the story went anywhere. A lot of pieces moved … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: Digital Heretic
I really enjoy movies based on comic books, whether they be based on well known comics like X-Men, or more obscure titles like Hellboy. 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 … Continue reading Comic Book Movie Rewatch: Doctor Strange
I really liked this book. It reminded me a lot of The Hunger Games, but the world made more sense. The story wasn't really new. It follows Darrow, a young man who is given an opportunity to join a rebellion fighting against the ruling class. He's chosen to infiltrate that class and work on taking … Continue reading I Recently Finished Reading: Red Rising
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?