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Book Review: "The Wager" by David Grann
Now, I’m going to be perfectly honest with you, I had already heard about the ship known as ‘The Wager’ before hearing about the film being made or the book by David Grann. However, I was not clear on many of the details. It was like one of those useless pieces of trivia you have stored in your skull that only comes out if someone asks a very specific question about it. To date: nobody has. Apart from this, I came across this book in my Amazon Recommendations. Having read ‘The Killers of the Flower Moon’ when the book came out and movie was first rumoured, I thought I would give this one the same shot. Let’s take a look at what makes this book a really good read and some things that kind of make it a bit boring for a reader who wishes to learn whilst being entertained.
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3 Literary Conspiracy Theories
A conspiracy theory is defined as: an explanation for an event or situation that asserts the existence of a conspiracy by powerful and sinister groups, often political in motivation, when other explanations are more probable. (Wikipedia)
Book Review: "Mister Magic" by Kiersten White
“And Val. A little girl who doesn’t understand why the world is the way it is, why everyone tries to tell her she can’t want or feel the things she does. Why her mother never sees what she needs, only hates her for asking. Why, when she reaches out a hand and demands, she’s met with pain and rejection. Here, when she reaches out and demands? Magic. And at such a small cost.”
Book Review: "We Ate the Dark" by Mallory Pearson
“I want to feel safe, and I want to have a future. I don’t want to be like my mother. I don’t want to depend on my friends to hold me together in place of the real thing and still manage to lose it all in the end.”
The Holocaust Parallel in Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan: Final Season, the culmination of Hajime Isayama's epic manga series, has captivated audiences with its intricate narrative, complex characters, and thought-provoking themes. As the series delves deeper into the conflict between the Eldians and Marleyans, parallels to real-world historical events, particularly the Holocaust, become increasingly apparent. Let us explore how Attack on Titan: Final Season evokes the horrors of the Holocaust, examining themes of oppression, dehumanization, and resistance, and the profound impact of these parallels on the narrative and its reception.
Book Review: "Bitterthorn" by Kat Dunn
“Misery was a creeping thing, like the dew settling on grass or the cold fingers of frost meeting me in my bed at night and crackling the insides of my windows. I had longed to be left alone, to escape the lie of my family, only to discover this was different kind of poison. Slow acting, but lethal. At first it numbed me, pleasure leaching from my days like a summer leaf draining of sap to greet the autumn. Then loneliness came, a creeping oily stain that stopped me from enjoying it at all."
The Martial God Who Regressed Back to Level 2 Chapter 47 (English) Release Date & Where to Read
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Book Review: "All Hallow’s" by Christopher Golden
“How simple things had been, once upon a time. In the era when children still played with Raggedy Ann, life had been so uncomplicated. Or at least it seemed that way. Though he knew, of course, that the past had its share of pain and ugliness.”
Chronicles of the Demon Faction Chapter 56 (English) Release Date & Where to Read
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Book Review: "Doomed Romances" ed. by Joanne Ella Parsons
Full Title: Doomed Romances: Strange Tales of Uncanny Love edited by Joanne Ella Parsons “For some nights I slept profoundly; but still every morning I felt the same lassitude, and a languor weighed upon me all day. I felt myself a changed girl. A strange melancholy was stealing over me, a melancholy that I would not have interrupted. Dim thoughts of death began to open, and an idea that I was slowly sinking took gentle, and, somehow, not unwelcome possession of me. If it was sad, the tone of mind which this induced was also sweet. Whatever it might be, my soul acquiesced in it.” Carmilla by J Sheridan Le Fanu
The Whisperers and Other Stories ed. by Mike Ashley
Full Title: The Whisperers and Other Stories: A Life in the Supernatural by Algernon Blackwood edited by Mike Ashley And the darkness puzzled him. He remembered the absence of accustomed windows, but it was only when the candle-light brought close the face of his watch, with two o’clock upon it, that he heard the sound of confused whispering in the corners of the room, and realised with a little twinge of fear that those who whispered had just been standing beside his very bed. The room was full.
Book Review: "The Flaw in the Crystal" ed. by Mike Ashley
Full Title: The Flaw in the Crystal and Other Uncanny Stories by May Sinclair edited by Mike Ashley “In the last death we shall be shut up in this room, behind that locked door, together. We shall lie here together, for ever and ever, joined so fast that even God can't put us asunder. We shall be one flesh and one spirit, one sin repeated for ever, and ever; spirit loathing flesh, flesh loathing spirit; you and I loathing each other.'