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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

Lessons in Adaptation

Lessons in Adaptation: The Harry Potter Film Series

I love adaptations. I love to see what goes into creating them, how they change their source material, and how they don't. I've hardly made it a secret that my philosophy toward adaptation is that the more changes, the better, but each one has something it can teach us, no matter how it was made.… Continue reading Lessons in Adaptation: The Harry Potter Film Series

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

Series Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 3 Aesthetics and Style: 2 Creativity: 1 Overall Plot: 2 Subplots: 3 Sum: 11/50   Spoilers: Yes, for this book and the Harry Potter series. Audience Assumptions: Familiarity with the Harry Potter series.   Act Four - **   Part One: Harry's Feeling Angsty Again Well here we are at… 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 Two, Act Three

Series Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 3 Aesthetics and Style: 2 Creativity: 1 Overall Plot: 2 Subplots: 3 Sum: 11/50   Spoilers: Yes, for this book and the Harry Potter series. Audience Assumptions: Familiarity with the Harry Potter series.   Act Three - ****   Part One: What are Stage Directions and How Do they Work?… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Part Two, Act Three

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

Series Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 3 Aesthetics and Style: 2 Creativity: 1 Overall Plot: 2 Subplots: 3 Sum: 11/50   Spoilers: Yes, for this book and the Harry Potter series. Audience Assumptions: Familiarity with the Harry Potter series.   Act Two - **   Part One: Time-Travel Fuckery What's better than a poorly-written sequel? A… 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

Series Breakdown Rating: Characters and Character Development: 3 Aesthetics and Style: 2 Creativity: 1 Overall Plot: 2 Subplots: 3 Sum: 11/50   Spoilers: Yes, for this book and the Harry Potter series. Audience Assumptions: Familiarity with the Harry Potter series.   Preface: After my disappointment in the first Fantastic Beasts film and the lack of any news… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Part One, Act One