I finished this odd, sad, magical book just a day before the reality of Covid-19 struck, and when I went to return the book to the library, the library was closed for precaution. It is perhaps not the best book… Read More ›
Apparently, I love Brent Weeks. I don’t remember preordering The Burning White, but when it appeared in my eReader, I pushed aside any review copies I had lying around and started to escape. The final book in The lightbringer Series,… Read More ›
I have heard this book described as magical realist, and I don’t necessarily disagree, but I don’t agree, either. I think magical realism is kind of a catch-all term that get put on things that often don’t deserve them. It’s… Read More ›
Three Novellas that Examine the Power and Possibilities of Language–and a Language that Makes Users Human Lie Detectors.
Language is a slippery thing. I often marvel that American high schools require four years of English but not math or history, and think that it’s because rhetoric, language, and the grit that it takes to grasp and wield are… Read More ›
To me, one of the great narrative failures is when important information is kept from the audience simply because the author wants to maintain the secret. The narrator knows. They share winks and nods with other characters in the scene…. Read More ›