I normally don’t do movie reviews on this blog. And I tried to write something really narrative or literary about this movie, The Gift (directed and written by Joel Edgerton, starring Joel Edgerton, Jason Bateman & Rebecca Hall) but it’s so good that it deserves a closer examination. If you haven’t watched the trailer, check … Continue reading The Horror of the Idea: A Critical Analysis of “The Gift”
BookTalk: dogrun Author: arthur nersesian Genre: New York Lit Publisher: Simon & Schuster I detest New York. Their subways are shit, their street signs were named by an accountant whose passion is pen protectors, and the New York attitude seems to be the centre of the universe. But jealous pandering aside I also detest it … Continue reading Book Talk: dogrun
Author: Joy Peterson Genre: Fantasy/Spiritual Publisher: Joy Peterson Novels The Gatekeeper begins with the three Jefferson-Johnson siblings (15-yr-old Patience and her 12-year-old twin siblings, Marcus and Theo) trying to escape the family plantation from their abusive uncle, Trevor. While hiding, the children chase after a colorful band of insects and end up in a magical … Continue reading Book Talk: The Gatekeeper
Author: Simon Logan Genre: Dystopic Punk Publisher: Chizine Publications Chizine reads can always be guaranteed to have characters flawed to the point of grotesque they are beautiful. With Katja from the Punk Band” you are introduced to a menagerie of characters from the small-time chemical dealer, Kohl’s phobia to walking 13 steps, to the drug lord … Continue reading Book Talk: Katja From The Punk Band
Title: The Trouble with Brunch: Work, Class and the Pursuit of Leisure Author: Shawn Micallef Publisher: Coach House Books Joshua Definition of Brunch: Waking up at 8 in the morning, before the morning crowd shows up, to get to a cheap dim sum place on the edge of Toronto to get stuffed with dumplings, fried … Continue reading Review: The Trouble with Brunch: Work, Class and the Pursuit of Leisure
Happy news everyone! Lena has published a collection of short stories on Amazon! Only $2.67! It also comes with a free Kindle App for non Kindle users. This collection of 10 stories brings some oddly unique premises such as the desire of a disfigured kid genius to find “Belonging” or the fight a woman has … Continue reading Under an Autumn Moon: Tales of Imagination has been Released!
Title: Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary Author: Andrew Westoll Publisher: Harper Collins Hidden facility for mentally unstable chimps in the middle of the Quebec countryside. Yes this is the setting of Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary No this is not one of those crazy spec-fics I love to gush about, with chimps smart enough to smoke a … Continue reading Book Talk: Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary