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
Tales From The Gas Station Volume 1-3 (Book Review)
Surrealistic fiction is a minor genre that denotes to stories where the fantastical and the absurd happens oftentimes in a seemingly contemporary, ordinary-like, setting, to the point that such absurdity becomes normal to the characters and the world itself. Inspired by early 20th century surrealistic art (originating from the mind of the great Salvadore Dali), it’s no question that surrealistic fiction is most common in comics and animated films and shows, like Regular Show, One Punch Man, and Scott Pilgrim. The genre sometimes overlap with other similar categories like post-modern fiction, parody, metahumor, pop culture fiction, and of course, comedy.
Casino Royale (Book Review)
There’s no denying how much James Bond has become an icon of popular culture. His impact can be seen simply from his lines, appearances, drinks, cars, girls, and the enemies he has to face. His influence in the spy fiction genre is also unmatched, and he is the trope codifier of the genre as equivalent to Sherlock Holmes when it comes to detective fiction and Superman when it comes to superhero fiction. Most people know James Bond from his successful films — a series that spans generations and beloved by critics, fans, and any other average consumer. But these films are mere adaptations. Bond first came to life in the novels of the great Ian Fleming. If the movie series is acclaimed by many, what about the James Bond novels?
Top 5 Most Unique Superhero Comics You’ve Never Heard Of
Jumping from the pages of comics and into movies, shows, and videogames, superheroes have become everywhere these days. Some may find them silly, some may find them childish, but there’s no denying how superheroes have ingrained themselves into both popular culture and the collective unconsciousness of modern society. A testament to that are the dedicated fandoms, conventions, and culture, born from the love of superhero comic books.
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.