Categories: Reviews, Books, Films

Reviews: A Serious Man, Pirate Radio

December 11th, 2009
A Serious Man - 3/10 It was like slowly poking an icepick into my brain. And then running electricity through it. There was a real dearth of interesting movies this fall. The miracle of babysitting arrived one Friday, and we wanted to see a film,… more »

Review: Crossover, Breakaway, Killswitch

December 11th, 2009
Crossover, Breakaway, and Killswitch by Joel Shepherd - 6/10 A trilogy of far-future science fiction novels which focus on Cassandra Kresnov, a cutting-edge gynoid, built for combat, who has decided that although she's really, really good at it, comb… more »

More editing, not less

November 3rd, 2009
As further evidence that as an author becomes more successful, they require the services of a non-obsequious editor more than before and not less, we can apparently look to John Keegan's recent history of the Civil War. John Keegan, author of the e… more »

Reviews: District 9, Ponyo, Outlander, Zombieland

October 7th, 2009
District 9 - 7.5/10 I enjoyed District 9, and I feel a little guilty giving it only a seven and a half because I suspect that my impression is colored by the very high expectations I had going in. It was a little gorier than I would have liked, and a… more »

Cheap Fix

September 18th, 2009
Dishwashers. I have had several - probably pushing a dozen - thus far in my life, and there are few more aggravating recurrent annoyances than a dishwasher that just doesn't get the dishes clean. If the dishwasher works, you don't think much about it. B… more »