Literature · Novels and Novellas

Faces of Fear by John Saul | Book Review

Faces of Fear by John Saul follows a teenage girl named Allison Shaw who shows some insecurity about her plain appearance. Her parents eventually get divorced due to her father turning out to be gay. Which leads to her mother, Risa Shaw, eventually marrying famed plastic surgeon Conrad Dunn whose wife had committed suicide. Conrad… Continue reading Faces of Fear by John Saul | Book Review

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Stardust by Neil Gaiman |Book Review

Stardust is a nice little fantasy book. I enjoy fantasy that is simple and wraps up nicely with one book. The story follows Tristran Thorne who comes from the small village of Wall. To impress the most beautiful girl in the area, Victoria, he goes on a journey to find a fallen star. However, there… Continue reading Stardust by Neil Gaiman |Book Review

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Geek Love by Katherine Dunn | Book Review

Geek Love is a novel about a carnival family named the Binewskis. Wanting to make their own human oddities parents, Al and Crystal, use poisons and radioactive material to hopefully produce children with abnormalities. The results are Arturo (Arty) a boy with flipper-like limbs, a pair of Siamese twins named Iphy and Elly, the bald… Continue reading Geek Love by Katherine Dunn | Book Review

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt | Review and Analysis

Tuck Everlasting is the story of a girl named Winnie Foster who finds out about a magic spring that grants immortality when she meets the Tuck family, who have drank from it. She must help them keep the magic of the spring secret. Tuck Everlasting is an old favorite of mine that I felt like… Continue reading Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt | Review and Analysis

Films · Literature · Novels and Novellas

Coraline: What I Don’t Like About the Movie

  Coraline is one of my favorite books. As kid I was obsessed with it – I checked it out several times from the library until I finally bought my own copy. My child brain was fascinated by the dark world the book creates and Coraline’s showdown with the other mother. All the images and… Continue reading Coraline: What I Don’t Like About the Movie

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Twilight/Stephanie Meyer Hate: Was it too much?

https://youtu.be/8O06tMbIKh0   I watched Lindsey Ellis’ video about Twilight entitled: “Dear Stephanie Meyer” recently. The gist of it is that she argues that while Twilight, isn’t a good book or film, the hatred for it was way over-the-top. And that it’s the anti-teenage girl attitude society has that helped drive the hatred. Essentially, we accept… Continue reading Twilight/Stephanie Meyer Hate: Was it too much?