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Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Walking Dead: The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be

The season 7 opener of The Walking Dead was certainly the most impactful and memorable season opener in the show’s history.  It was brutal, deflating, and depressing as well.  I was generally disappointed with season 6, but I think the current season is off to a great start.  The episode certainly wasn’t perfect.  They didn’t Read More…

Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

Half a King is an epic fantasy novel that isn’t particularly epic in scope.  It doesn’t have the wide scale or intricate plot of a Game of Thrones.  But it is a very effective story.  Yarvi is a sad excuse for a prince.  His biggest obstacle in life is that he has a withered hand, Read More…

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

I watched this movie with absolutely no pre-conceived knowledge or expectations.  I had never read any of the novel source material or had even so much as seen a trailer for the movie.  However, with my options of a family movie outing being either this movie or Storks, the decision seemed to be a no-brainer. Read More…

The Dragon’s Path by Daniel Abraham

The Dragon’s Path follows four different characters and has a lot of wheelings and dealings that are reminiscent of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire with some shortcomings.  The premise is that the paths all lead to war, but other than the storyline in Vanai, most of this novel is about setting Read More…