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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Antrax by Terry Brooks

I started reading this book immediately after Ilse Witch, and I’m glad to see that Terry Brooks is following his familiar pattern.  In the first novel, he puts together a large group of people to go on an epic quest to find some powerful magic treasure and/or defeat a powerful foe (in this case there Read More…

Ilse Witch by Terry Brooks

Some might say that Terry Brooks’s work is formulaic, and they might be right.  His series usually go something like this:   There is a treasure/magic/evil thing that must be stopped.  A druid holds special knowledge on how to do this.  He gathers a group of people to carry out this mission.  This group must include Read More…

Movie Review: Get Out

Based on the trailers I had seen previously for the movie Get Out, I wasn’t overly thrilled about the prospects of watching it, but the reviews were overly positive.  As it turns out, the trailers pretty much were spot on in their depiction of the movie.   Get Out was preposterous, ridiculous, silly, and over Read More…

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2

I had lowered my expectations for the second offering in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise for the reason that most sequels fail to live up to the original movie in the series, especially when the first movie is exceptional.  As it turns out, there was no need to lower expectations, since this movie knocked Read More…

He Who Walks in Shadow by Brett J Talley

I thought That Which Should Not Be was a Lovecraftian novel that was written better than any story I ever read by H.P. Lovecraft.  He Who Walks in Shadow was a worthy successor to that novel.  Although this was a sequel to That Which Should Not Be, it was very different in presentation.  The first Read More…