Friday, August 22, 2014

Book Review: Silver

Silver by Chris Wooding reviewed by Zeina
(Review originally published on Zeina's Goodreads page)

Silver was the COOLEST apocalypse book I have EVER read in my entire life. No, the infected didn't get turned into zombies or something idiotic like that; they turn MECHANICAL.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Graphic Novel Review: Seconds

Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley reviewed by Sergio Ragno

Seconds is the newest graphic novel by Bryan Lee O’Malley, the man behind the illustrious Scott Pilgrim series and the underrated Lost At Sea.  O’Malley tells a less epic tale in this outing, but it is just as masterfully executed as his other works, emotional and relatable.  Seconds is an adventure about pursuing your dreams and the importance of the little missteps along the way.  

Friday, December 20, 2013

Book Review: 2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey by Author C. Clarke reviewed by Sergio Ragno

2001: A Space Odyssey was a joint project between Stanley Kubrick and Author C. Clarke, the two hammered out the basic premise together and then split to actualize the story in their respective mediums. As such Clarke’s Space Odyssey should be very familiar and shed light on elements left ambiguous in Kubrick’s vision but is distinct enough that it can be appreciated as its own entity and neither project can accurately be treated as a Rosetta stone for the other.

Movie Review: 2001 A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey reviewed by Sergio Ragno

I don’t believe much needs to be said about the ground breaking masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey. Director Stanley Kubrick set out to tell the greatest science fiction story in history, deeply insightful and scientifically accurate, a love letter from humanity to the stars that have fascinated us since we first gazed upon the heavens, and it is hard to deny his victory towards that end.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Book Review: The Time Traveling Fashonista and Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile

The Time-Traveling Fashionista and Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile by Bianca Turetsky reviewed by Sarah Kramer

4 out of 5 stars.

This book, third in the Time-Traveling Fashionista series (see also The Time-Traveling Fashionista on Board the Titanic and The Time-Traveling Fashionista at the Palace of Marie Antoinette) is a pure delight to read. Main character Louise Lambert is obsessed with vintage fashion, and has discovered that certain pieces of vintage clothing take her back in time. This third adventure takes place in the ancient past, where Louise gets to experience life as a servant to Cleopatra, and all of the dangers that come with that position. Author Bianca Turetsky manages to teach you about history in a fun way, without making you feel like you're sitting through a lecture, and also makes you want to learn more about the different time periods in which Louise finds herself.  Speaking of main characters, Louise is quite likable; a 12 year old who is struggling to find the confidence to be herself, no matter how different that might make her from her classmates. The drawings throughout the book only serve to round out the story. It's not often you find illustrations in a book aimed at this age group, but these are a treat.