Monthly Archives: October 2015

Movie review: Sucker Punch directed by Zack Snyder

Synopsis: An action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from the darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where … Continue reading

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Review: Orange Rain by Jan Smitowicz

I was sent a complimentary copy of this novel by the author in return for an honest review – thank you very much! That fact didn’t influence my opinion in any way. Synopsis: Max is a suicidal, heroin-addicted paraplegic Vietnam … Continue reading

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Movie review: District 9 directed by Neill Blomkamp

Synopsis: In 1982, an alien ship inexplicably stops over Johannesburg of all available places. When investigation teams enter the ship, they discover a population of sick, dirty, diseased and malnourished extraterrestrials, derogatorily referred to as “prawns”. They need help, any … Continue reading

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Review: Wody głębokie jak niebo (Waters as Deep as the Sky) by Anna Brzezińska

Lovely Melfka  whose glasses are oval, not round, but it might change soon, sent me that one – thank you very much! Synopsis: Once upon a time there were mighty magicians who could enslave demons and monsters and turn them … Continue reading

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The strange case of Arthur Conan Doyle and the Hound of the Baskervilles

This essay was written for and first published on Book Bloggers International site as a part of their Sherlockian month – thank you, girls, for hosting me! Imagine you are a fairly acclaimed writer who has managed to create a great … Continue reading

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Review: The Last Hour of Gann by R. Lee Smith

Synopsis (from Goodreads): It was her last chance: Amber Bierce had nothing left except her sister and two tickets on Earth’s first colony-ship. She entered her Sleeper with a five-year contract and the promise of a better life, but awakened … Continue reading

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Review: In the Cities of Coin and Spice (The Orphan’s Tales 02) by Catherynne M. Valente

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Her name and origins are unknown, but the endless tales inked upon this orphan’s eyelids weave a spell over all who listen to her read her secret history. And who can resist the stories she tells? From … Continue reading

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Review: Deathless (Leningrad Diptych 01) by Catherynne M. Valente

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Koschei the Deathless is to Russian folklore what devils or wicked witches are to European culture: a menacing, evil figure; the villain of countless stories which have been passed on through story and text for generations. But … Continue reading

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Movie review: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) by Doug Liman

Official storyline: Live. Die. Repeat. An alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when … Continue reading

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