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Figures in the Distance – Scott Pilgrim, Book Four

This is the book I've been rearing to write about. The Scott Pilgrim books are all enjoyable, but the latter half of the series raises the stakes to much more than relationship drama and magical battles. I love both of those, but now they have layers. Now the books charge ahead with all of the… Continue reading Figures in the Distance – Scott Pilgrim, Book Four

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The Times They Are A-Changin’ – Scott Pilgrim, Book Three

The culmination of tension in the past two books as to the identify and significance of Scott’s former squeeze precipitates here as we finally meet the mysterious Envy Adams. To further complicate matters, she’s here with Todd, Ramona’s third evil ex. Unlike the short fights in the previous two novels, this one extends through the… Continue reading The Times They Are A-Changin’ – Scott Pilgrim, Book Three

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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

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If Only Shakespeare Knew About the Parking Lot – Richard III

If someone new to Shakespeare were to ask me what play they should start with, I would say A Midsummer Night’s Dream or As You Like It if you’re in the mood for a comedy, Macbeth if you want action, and Hamlet if you want his best work. I’m basic like that. None of these,… Continue reading If Only Shakespeare Knew About the Parking Lot – Richard III

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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

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Real Life Looks Worse – Watchmen (film)

As may be obvious by now, I’m using November to buff up my backlog and get a bit of practice in writing reviews on a tighter deadline. I’m definitely not doing this to cheat at NaNoWriMo. Anyway, this one is going to be basic because I’ve already talked about it — or about its source… Continue reading Real Life Looks Worse – Watchmen (film)