21 October 2016
(Spoiler: middle managers don’t fare well in a showdown between super-powered assassins.)
19 October 2016
Reading through genre provides a frame. Both Danielewski's fans do and his professional critics consider his work as a particularly intricate key with eyes toward a potential lock; the frame, instead, allows us to situate it on a keyring, and go from there.
17 October 2016
In its recently completed second season, however, Killjoy mostly rested on its laurels, abandoning a lot of the subversive attitude that made the show worth watching.
14 October 2016
Sparks's writing is often beautiful, which makes its loneliness that much sharper.
12 October 2016
Joseph Fink, one of the co-creators of the popular podcast Welcome to Nightvale and now the podcast fiction serial Alice Isn’t Dead, seems drawn to the weird nooks that lie between the coasts, outside of the cities and cultural hotpots; the small places that lie "somewhere in the heart of somewhere else."
10 October 2016
The Border of Paradise is not speculative fiction so much as gothic fiction, a grand narrative of decline and fall, of the sins of the fathers, of a family tragedy of almost preternatural dimensions.
07 October 2016
It's very impressive for a book like this to so amply and seamlessly reward both informed and uninformed readers.
05 October 2016
In so many ways, The Legend of Tarzan is the ultimate white savior movie.
03 October 2016
In the run-up to and wake of the publication of the tenth installment in the series, Games Wizards Play (2016), I took the excuse first to reread all the preceding books, and few exercises in revisiting childhood favorites have been so vindicating, so filled with wonder, sorrow, delight, and ultimately joy. In other words, my reread merely reflected the books' contents back at me.
30 September 2016
The thing to be alert to in the experience of future-shocks, one deduces, is to being deceived by the sound of the temporary in the term: each change might be rapid, seemingly transient, until the next; but each change is sweeping and thorough, creating newer histories of moments.
28 September 2016
It might make sense, as you read this, if you imagine my face frozen in a rictus of confused (and occasionally horrified) joy, as that might be a start to understanding the sheer depth of emotion I've felt over these two and a half hours of film.
26 September 2016
Summerlong has all the beauty of Beagle's earlier works, with an additional gravitas of worldly wisdom and even weariness that makes it ache with a bit more sharpness.
23 September 2016
Vampire fiction has something Chee wants, as fuel for the engine of his 553-page novel about the fortunes of Lilliet Berne, a nineteenth-century celebrity soprano. But he doesn’t seem to want the cross-contamination.
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