Self-acclaimed connoisseur of the literary arts. Famed warlord in the wars against typos. Lover of the sweet books and magnificent prints. TL;DR I'm a book nerd and editor :D
Otaku Girl (Book Review): Where Memes and Literature Mix
Last year, I was lucky to stumble upon the book Escapist Dream by Louis Bulaong. It’s a story about this virtual reality world where people can visit and transform themselves into real comic book, anime, and video game characters. It’s basically this pop culture gamelit book for geeks which, as a fellow geek myself, instantly loved. While it’s gotten mixed reviews as expected from a book of its genre, it has gotten recognition for being the quintessential book for geeks.
The Dying Earth (Book Review)
I just finished reading “The Dying Earth” by Jack Vance and I have to say that it’s probably one of the best fantasy or sci-fi fantasy stories I have ever read. What makes it special for me is the creativity with the magic and the universe. Vancian Magic and all of its relics are very interesting stuff to catalogue, the beautifully crafted world (and the beings who live in it) which could have only come from a great imaginator, and let’s not forget the characters - from the curious Turjan, the soul searching Tsais, malevolent Mazirian, to that asshole Liam and the ultra-scary Chun the Unavoidable. There’s no objectivism in Jack Vance’s characters; all of them have their uniqueness, and are given their appropriate rewards/punishments for showing such personalities.
4 Popular Books With Typos and Grammar Errors
Typos, grammar errors, homonym errors, usage errors, and many other technical problems, have plagued writers for decades. Readers and bookworms have their opinions on them - some not being bothered, while others just straight up don't even finish the book. Indeed, there is a consensus that one typo is okay but consistent errors can pull a reader out of the story (and may result in bad ratings). I think of them as similar to glitches in video games. Every video game has glitches; there's no such thing as an ultra-polished game.
Blood Meridian is considered by many to be a classic. The great "American" novel. The one who revolutionized the way violence and the West is depicted. It's also a book filled written in a weird writing style. It is also filled with a lot of grammar problems and... yes... typos. Oh, wow! It's another Cormac McCarthy rant. Where did I hear of this before?
Escapist Dream (Book Review): How It Represented and Satirized Geek Culture
For the past decade, geek culture has become larger and more popular than ever before. Gone are the spectacle-wearing losers and suspender-wearing dweebs, geeks nowadays flaunt their artistry in their works and sexiness in their cosplays. Everyone who used to criticize geeks, has to admit that they also like to watch and discuss the latest blockbuster movies and franchises.