3P Reviews, Book and Play Reviews, Fantasy Series

Magic Isn’t Everything – Akata Witch

I’m always on the lookout for creative fantasy stories, given that so many of them feel like loose replicas of The Lord of the Rings. I feel I do a bad job of finding them much of the time. Thankfully, this YA novel by Nnedi Okorafor provides a perspective I didn’t even know I wanted,… Continue reading Magic Isn’t Everything – Akata Witch

3P Reviews, Book and Play Reviews, Shakespeare Week

Singin’ in the Rain – King Lear

Continuing with Shakespeare Week because that's what the random generator demanded, we have King Lear, another of Shakespeare's four High Tragedies. On a side note, the man wrote Macbeth, Othello, and Lear all in the same three-year span of time, along with several other plays, so if you ever want a benchmark for your own… Continue reading Singin’ in the Rain – King Lear

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The Tragedy of Life – Macbeth

Remember Pope Night? Probably not, considering it hasn't really been a thing in the U.S. since the 1770s, but this extinct anti-Catholicism holiday is worth looking up because everything about it is just odd, from how it stemmed directly from Guy Fawkes Day and likely led in part to Halloween, to how it involved children… Continue reading The Tragedy of Life – Macbeth

3P Reviews, Annihilation, Book and Play Reviews

3P Reviews: Annihilation (novel)

Annihilation (novel)   Spoilers: Yes Audience Assumptions: None   Part One: Biologist, Anthropologist, Surveyor, Psychologist You may have noticed that I like discussing adaptations. You may have also noticed that I'm an extraordinarily slow reader whose penchant for books has diminished in recent years. If you haven't noticed, I certainly have. Lately, I've actively sought out a… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Annihilation (novel)

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3P Reviews: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Part Two, Act Four

Update 9/23/2020: I wrote this a while back, but since then a certain author has fully outed herself (See? Pronouns aren't that difficult, Rowling, you crybaby) as a misogynistic, transphobic asshat. I feel like if I'm going to be talking about her work, I ought to use the space to promote something more useful, so… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Part Two, Act Four

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3P Reviews: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Part One, Act Two

Update 9/23/2020: I wrote this a while back, but since then a certain author has fully outed herself (See? Pronouns aren't that difficult, Rowling, you crybaby) as a misogynistic, transphobic asshat. I feel like if I'm going to be talking about her work, I ought to use the space to promote something more useful, so… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Part One, Act Two

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3P Reviews: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Part One, Act One

Update 9/23/2020: I wrote this a while back, but since then a certain author has fully outed herself (See? Pronouns aren't that difficult, Rowling, you crybaby) as a misogynistic, transphobic asshat. I feel like if I'm going to be talking about her work, I ought to use the space to promote something more useful, so… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Part One, Act One

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3P Reviews: Dragon Keeper

This is one of my older rants from a few years ago done up into a review. At the time, my main concern was just venting about how frustrated I was by this book, but because I often don't get much time to read these days and the long format of books makes it harder… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Dragon Keeper

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3P Reviews: Slaughterhouse Five

  Slaughterhouse Five   Spoilers: Yes Audience Assumptions: None   Preface This is a bit of an odd one. I’ve recently started trying to get through some classic 1900s fictional literature that most people would be familiar with through popular culture or their high school English classes, but which for whatever reason I never read. Among… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Slaughterhouse Five