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A Play of Shadow

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4/5} “The Verge didn’t have night as the girl’s world experienced it, with its darkness and damp. Instead, here was the dimming, when the quality of light went from gloriously fierce, dragon scale taking fire and rock faces bleached to bone, to soft and subtle and sly. The silver mimrol of river and lake reflected […]

Speech & Debate

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4/5} “Getting people to listen to you is the opposite of getting people to like you.” Speech & Debate, released in 2017 Diwata fails to get cast in a major role in the school musical. Solomon isn’t allowed to write about what he wants to write about in the school paper. And Howie’s request to […]

Once Upon a Time (season 6)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{4/5} “Love is the most powerful magic of all.” Once Upon a Time season 6, aired in 2016-17 Emma is having visions of the future, Hyde thinks Storybrooke is his, and Gold goes inside Belle’s dreams to wake her up. The Evil Queen is back — she and Regina have separate bodies now. Hyde brought […]

Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4/5} “Marshal Ray Carter. I’m Alex Munday. I’ll be your rescuer today.” Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, released in 2003 Data about people in the witness protection program is stored on two rings — you have to combine them to get the data. They’ve both been stolen. The angels are hired to track down the rings […]

Die Another Day

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4/5} “Well, it seems you’ve become useful again.” Die Another Day, released in 2002 James Bond is captured in North Korea and 14 months later is exchanged for a dangerous terrorist named Zao. The British secret service, including M, can no longer trust Bond and are sending him for evaluation — so Bond escapes. He […]

The Dragon’s Eye

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4/5} “He pointed east, where a green-tinged dot, so dazzling that a glimpse was enough to hurt one’s retina, climbed above the horizon. The Eye of the Dragon: the other star in the Epsilon Bootis binary, a blazing A2 blue-white dwarf. Within all the windows flashed a fluorescing message: DO NOT LOOK AT THE EYE […]

Tomorrow Never Dies

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4/5} “It’s mostly dull routine, of course, but every now and then you get to sail on a beautiful evening like this. And sometimes work with a decadent agent of a corrupt Western power.” Tomorrow Never Dies, released in 1997 It seems like two Chinese jets and a British submarine fired at each other. The […]

Star Trek: Savage Trade

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4/5} “It is most unusual, although not unheard of, that members of my species leave our planetary home…  Excalbians simply don’t want to go anywhere else. The usual excuse is that we are far too busy exploring the inner space of our being to bother with mere physical reality.” Star Trek: Savage Trade by Tony Daniel, […]

The Edge of Seventeen

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{4/5} “Hey, wake up. You had a brain operation. It worked. They made you pleasant and agreeable… Ah, just wishful daydreaming.” The Edge of Seventeen, released in 2016 Nadine is having a tough time in high school. Her father died a few years ago. The one bright spot is her best friend Krista. But one […]


Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4/5} “There’s a great deal of situational ebb and flow in my line of work.” Inferno, released in 2016 Robert Langdon wakes up in Florence. He has a head wound and doesn’t remember anything from the past couple of days. When someone comes to the hospital to kill him, he and his doctor, Sienna Brooks, […]