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Growing Up with Harold Bloom

Growing Up with Harold Bloom

Going through my library this weekend, I came across an old copy of Harold Bloom’s classic, The Western Canon. When it was published, Bloom’s book was (and remains today) controversial among educators and academics for its unshrinking advocacy of intellectual [Read More]

José Saramago and the Reconstruction of Novel as an Inner Monologue

José Saramago and the Reconstruction of Novel as an Inner Monologue

After having weathered the post-modernist deconstructionist storm of the last fifty years, I think the novel format has found its reconstructionist master in the person of José de Sousa Saramago (pronounced Sa-ra-ma-YU in Portugese), the late Portugese writer who won the [Read More]

Book Review: Warbreaker

Book Review: Warbreaker

Although there is a sufficient number of titles to grant “fantasy” a section separate from science fiction in most bookstores, they are still grouped together. The irony is, in most cases, a fantasy novel has to incorporate many features of science fiction to [Read More]

Growing Up with Science Fiction in the 1940s

Growing Up with Science Fiction in the 1940s

When I was a kid, I bought my first science-fiction magazine at the age of thirteen. All older science-fiction fans remember when they bought their first magazine, and we were all about the same age – twelve, thirteen, maybe fourteen. In the 1930s and 1940s we were [Read More]

Jane Austen and Zombies? Why Didn’t We Think of this Sooner?

Jane Austen and Zombies? Why Didn’t We Think of this Sooner?

Okay, I’ll admit it: I don’t like Jane Austen. I know that is some kind of blasphemy. I’m ready for the flaming and requests to hand in my chick card. I just cannot stand to read 90% of her writing. I know that she is considered one of the great writers in [Read More]

Why You Should Love Christopher Moore

Why You Should Love Christopher Moore

I recently broke down and bought “Fool,” a new book by Christopher Moore. I’m just getting started, but so far it is hilarious. It is a retelling of “King Lear” from the perspective of Pockets, the court jester. Of course it is told in a way that only Christopher [Read More]

Book Review: Twilight

Book Review: Twilight

You’ve been living under a rock for the past year if you haven’t heard about the best selling Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. At the very least, I’m sure you have heard about the Twilight movie. Haven’t you? Come on now. For those of you who HAVEN’T [Read More]

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A Cinematic Feast: “Welcome to the Rileys” (2010)

A Cinematic Feast: “Welcome to the Rileys” (2010)

Here is a tiny little film that barely earned $320,000 in total box-office receipts world-wide and screened only in 11 [Read More]

The American (2010) – A Cold Story Served Well Like Chilled Caviar

The American (2010) – A Cold Story Served Well Like Chilled Caviar

THE AMERICAN is a philosophical exercise on what constitutes “The Reality.” Can we tell what’s going on inside a [Read More]

Growing Up with Harold Bloom

Growing Up with Harold Bloom

Going through my library this weekend, I came across an old copy of Harold Bloom’s classic, The Western Canon. [Read More]

Critics in Love

Critics in Love

This blog isn’t wont to dole out dating advice.  Thinking upon my own predicament trying to find romance, [Read More]

The Military and the Meaning of Science

The Military and the Meaning of Science

The other day, I read an article in the New York Times regarding the American military’s turn to renewable [Read More]

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