This was simultaneously the longest and shortest read of my adult life. With exactly 108 pages (in my 2002 paperback), this book was one of the shortest books in my collection. It should have taken me about a day, less! And yet…I had this book in my backpack for a month. Published in 1895, The … Continue reading That Dinner Party I Never Wanted to Go to – aka The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
When I moved to the city, one random day I stopped by a local bookshop down the street from where I lived, and discovered their extensive Philip K. Dick selection. Funny enough, in my wanting to read Philip K. Dick, a huge name in contemporary science fiction, the first book I picked out was Confessions … Continue reading Crazy Watching Crazy – Confessions of a Crap Artist by Philip K. Dick
Featured Post also available to read at: 5027mac.org A man runs away in a spaceship to land on another planet and either colonizes it or notes its threats to the human species. It’s an idea—an idea that’s worked time and time again in novels and movies, from Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles to Andy … Continue reading SpaceX: A Blessing or a Disaster?
“It is good to renew one’s wonder, said the philosopher. Space travel has again made children of us all.” This line about sums up the plot of physical events happening in Ray Bradbury’s poetic series of loosely-connected vignettes, The Martian Chronicles. The narrative focused on a world where humans are moving to Mars, and what … Continue reading It Reads Like a Dream – a review of The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
Upon doing some research for this book, such as finding out the publication year, which was 2008 by the way, I was surprised to uncover that it was categorized as a young adult and children’s novel! Young adult, I could understand. But CHILDREN?! I’m both surprised and amused. The content of the book is fun, … Continue reading Dead – a review of Patrick Ness’s The Knife of Never Letting Go
You know those moments, when you have to sneeze so you scrunch up your whole face and make that “ahh, ahh…” noise preparing for it, and after all that effort, you DON’T SNEEZE. It’s a false sneeze. Your nose tickled; it had all the indications of a real sneeze, but in the end it simply … Continue reading The Third Ah of a False Sneeze – where Ernest Cline’s Armada left me
I was very thrilled by the adventure, but I also found myself raising my eyebrows a lot… Clocking in at 171 minutes, the 2012 film Cloud Atlas advertised itself as “an exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present, and future, as one soul is shaped from a … Continue reading An Ambitious Piece of Work – a Cloud Atlas movie review