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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

There is a dark side to ambition. There are a lot of self-help books that deal with “Go out there, grit and grind. Be determined to work hard at what you want to achieve” etc. But I really doubt that they touch upon the dark aspects of what it means or what you could lose […]

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anime

Moriarty the Patriot

From the first scene onwards, Moriarty the Patriot is a delight for both ears and eyes alike. The animation makes Victorian London come to life. One aspect that really thrilled me was the way they combined fog with the gaslamps of the day. It made the night streets look like they were in a blaze […]

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Quotes To Ponder #38

All Truly Selfish People Believe that the Minutae of their Lives is a Source of Endless Fascination for Others. Ben MacIntyre

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books

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

THIS REVIEW CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS! Lyra is a young, prepubescent girl, seemingly an orphan who is under the care of a Jordan college, one of her world’s greatest scholarly centers. But her rowdy, restless nature leads her to discover many secrets about her, her uncle, and the world that set her on an incredible journey […]

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

I went into reading this novella thinking that I knew what it was. There is a lot of osmosis with classic works of those that have influenced other great works. In this case, a lot of people reference Fight Club or Mr. Robot as seeds that sprouted underneath the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde tree. […]

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Quotes to Ponder #37

These are the days that must happen to you. Walt Whitman

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film

Wind River

Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner team up in one of the best mystery thrillers I have ever seen. Renner plays a hunter in a small Native American community. From the first few scenes, we are aware that there is a hidden tragedy in his life and the life of his family. That hidden tragedy is […]

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best of books

Favorite Fiction Books Read in 2020

1 The Dubliners by James Joyce What can one say and not be blasphemous? It is a masterpiece, clear and simple. With this, I have read everything Joyce has written except for Finnigan’s Wake. Looking forward to that one. I loved both Ulysses and The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, but this […]

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Quotes to Ponder #36

Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind. Robert G. Ingersoll

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anime TV

Akudama Drive

There was one question that I never know I needed an answer to. That question is, what if there was a spiderman/Ghost Rider hybrid, what would that look like. If it’s judging by the way The Courier moves around, it is pretty cool. The Courier is one of a number of archetypal rogues, called Akudama […]