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The Windup Girl

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “And yet here the foreign devil sits, complaining about the tiny prick of a needle, but completely unconcerned that he has destroyed a ten-ton animal in the blink of an eye. The yang guizi are strange creatures indeed. More alien than he suspected, even when he traded with them regularly.” The Windup Girl by […]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (season 10)

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{4.5/5} “We have seen that as new laws of magic are created, they are written in the book. Might words written in the book not then become the new laws of magic?” Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 10 (6 volumes) by Christos Gage, Nicholas Brendon & others, published in 2014-16 The old rules of magic […]

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4.5/5} “You see someone and think they have a weird head and then it just turns out part of their head is a hat.” Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, released in 2017 The Guardians are hired by the Sovereigns to protect some valuable batteries from a large monster, which they do. In exchange the […]

Sing

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{4.5/5} “Behold the very first stage lit entirely by squid power!” Sing, released in 2016 Buster Moon owns a theatre but his productions haven’t done well lately. In fact, the bank is about to foreclose on him. He comes up with one last idea — a singing competition. He was going to make the prize […]

Startide Rising

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{4.5/5} “The senior patron races see the Terrans as a threat. They are wolflings, and therefore dangerous. They preach revolutionary uplift practices… more dangerous still. They are allies of the Tymbrimi, an insult beyond forbearance. And they proselytize — an unforgivable offense.” Startide Rising by David Brin, published in 1983 The Streaker, a ship of […]

City of Truth

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{4.5/5} “Like many boys of my generation, I dreamed of becoming an art critic one day: the pure primal thrill of attacking a painting, the sheer visceral kick of savaging a movie or a poem. In my case, however, the dream turned into reality, for by my twenty-second year I was employed as a deconstructionist […]

Your Name

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{4.5/5} “He met someone and that someone changed him. That much is for sure.” Your Name, released in 2016 Mitsuha is a high school girl living in a small town where everyone knows her — she’s the mayor’s daughter. Taki is a high school boy living in Tokyo, and works in a restaurant. Somehow they […]

The Sudden Appearance of Hope

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{4.5/5} “I think you have realised that machines don’t forget, even if you do. I want you to listen to the sound of my voice, when I’m gone. My name is Hope. I want you to remember my words. These words are the only part of me that exists. Do not follow. Do not try […]

Gifted

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{4.5/5} “He wanted me before I was smart.” Gifted, released in 2017 Mary is going to school for the first time. She has been home schooled by her uncle Frank but he says he’s taught her everything she knows. He wants her to make some friends. Mary is a mathematical genius and is not sure […]

Home Alone

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{4.5/5} “Ma’am, I’m eight years old. You think I would be here alone? I don’t think so.” Home Alone, released in 1990 Kevin McCallister is 8 years old. His parents accidentally leave him home alone when they fly to Paris for the holidays. There are 11 kids between 2 families, and when they were counting […]