The Wandering Earth

The sun is about to die, but before that, a helium flash will destroy the nearest planets, including Earth. These events were predicted to occur in 400 years. Fast-forward to the future, and 380 years have passed. The governments of the world have since joined forces to try to escape this tragic fate and to…

Acceptance (Southern Reach #3)

Acceptance is the third and final installment of Jeff VanderMeer’s The Southern Reach Trilogy.  It picks up almost immediately where the second book, Authority,  leaves off but continues the story in a narrative style different from the first two books.  In Acceptance, the mysteries of Area X and the fate of the Southern Reach agency…

Authority (Southern Reach #2)

Authority, which is the second book of the Southern Reach Trilogy, picks up almost immediately where Annihilation ends, but instead of continuing the biologist’s narrative inside Area X, it follows John “Control” Rodriguez, who is the new director of the Souther Reach government agency. Where lies the strangling fruit that came from the hand of…

Ready Player One, Revisited

In my last post I said I rarely post movie reviews on here, and yet, here seems to be another one… Well, not exactly.  I did watch Ready Player One a few weeks ago, but I had first read the novel back in 2012, so aside from the basic plot I didn’t really remember much…

Annihilation: A Movie Review

Okay, so I know I said in my last post that I wasn’t decided yet on whether I would watch the Annihilation movie, but seeing as it was readily available on Netflix, I thought, what the heck, I might as well, right? It’s very rare that I post movie reviews on here.  As a matter…

Annihilation (Southern Reach #1)

When it comes to reading, I like to strike while the iron is hot, so to speak. I was in a reading rut alll throughout February and didn’t really get out of it until I read Anthony Horowitz’ Magpie Murders. So, when right after finishing Magpie Murders I had the strong urge to start Jeff…

January Book Loot

Despite my recent reading rut, I did manage to buy quite a number of books in January.  I’ve already read one of the books in that pile (The Hundred Foot Journey), and currently reading another (Pure). I’m looking forward to starting Jeff Vandermeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy, starting with Annihilation, because I’ve ready so many good…

Gentlemen Bastards

Having recently finished all the published books in Scott Lynch’s Gentleman Bastard series, I felt that I had to write something to summarize the 3 books, as well as to give my general opinion of the series. A planned 7-book series, the first three books already released are The Lies of Locke Lamora (2006), Red…

The Republic of Thieves

The Republic of Thieves (2013) is the third and latest installment in Scott Lynch‘s Gentleman Bastard series and picks up right where the second book, Red Seas Under Red Skies ends, give or take a few months. The start of The Republic of Thieves finds Locke and Jean in Lashain, recovering from their misadventures in Tal Verar…

Red Seas Under Red Skies

The Gentlemen Bastards (what’s left of them) are back in Red Seas Under Red Skies, the second installment of Scott Lynch‘s fantasy/sci-fi series.  Red Seas Under Red Skies finds Locke Lamora and Jean Tannen in the island-city of Tal Verrar 2 years after the events of the first book, with their biggest scheme yet. Their experiences…