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Ancillary Mercy

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “Anaander Mianaai is at war with herself… That war may reach Athoek, or it may not. Either way… We must see to the safety of the citizens here ourselves. All the citizens here, not just the ones with the right accents, or the proper religious beliefs.” Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie, published in 2015 […]

Murdoch Mysteries (season 12)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “‘I took a second job.’ ‘You? You barely have enough energy for one.’” — Higgins & Crabtree Murdoch Mysteries season 12, aired in 2018-19 William and Julia move into their own home, which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Higgins resigns after Brackenreid gets upset at how much work time he’s spending planning his […]

Planet Earth (season 1)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “Running directly at the herd is a ploy to generate panic.” Planet Earth season 1, aired in 2006 David Attenborough takes us on a tour of the planet. Polar bears, caribou, and wolves in the Arctic, and penguins in the Antarctic. Seals and sharks in the ocean, and birds in the sky. Elephants, dogs, […]

First Man

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “When you get a different vantage point it changes your perspective. I don’t know what space exploration will uncover, but I don’t think it’ll be exploration just for the sake of exploration. I think it’ll be more the fact that it allows us to see things that maybe we should’ve seen a long time […]

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Sand is overrated. It’s just tiny, little rocks.” Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, released in 2004 Joel ditches work one day and meets Clementine on the beach. She seems a bit unusual but over the course of a few encounters he warms up to her and they begin a relationship. Sometime later when […]

Ancillary Justice

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “I  had no reason to think badly of her. On the contrary, her manners were those of an educated, well-bred person of good family. Not toward me, of course — I wasn’t a person, I was a piece of equipment, a part of the ship. But I had never particularly cared for her.” Ancillary […]

Russian Doll (season 1)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “That’s my drug dealer, I gotta take this.” — Nadia, to her colleagues in a meeting Russian Doll season 1, aired in 2019 On the night of her 36th birthday party, Nadia sees her missing cat Oatmeal across the street and rushes towards him. She gets hit by a car and dies. But then […]

Star Trek: Ishmael

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “Aaron had accepted him as an alien, a stranger trying to blend into his surroundings, to the point where he found himself forgetting that Ish was not of this world. But there were times when Ishmael would not and did not blend, and his calmly critical observations had a way of making Aaron wonder […]

The Good Place (season 3)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “I have never been this angry in my life — which is the age of the universe.” The Good Place season 3, aired in 2018-19 Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani, and Jason have been sent back to Earth with no knowledge of their adventures in the afterlife. Michael believes that they will become good people even […]

A Simple Favor

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “I’ve seen him with his wife. Let me tell you, they’ve got more chemistry than a science fair.” A Simple Favor, released in 2018 Stephanie’s friend Emily is missing. They’ve only been friends for a few weeks — their sons go to school together. They’ve bonded over martinis. At least, Stephanie thinks they have. […]