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Tag Archives: Fantasy

Ashok Banker’s Ramayana: Books 1-3

Ashok K. Banker's adaptation of the 3,000 year old epic of the Indian sub continent Ramayana could appear to be too exotic and unapproachable for a Western reader who knows little or nothing about that history or culture. But the author has ensured that no ones enjoyment be diminished by their background

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The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy for Teens

For a superb collection of science fiction and fantasy suitable especially, but by no means exclusively, for teens, you need look no further than this wonderful new anthology. The first in what I hope will be an annual series, the book was compiled by veteran anthologist Patrick Nielsen Hayden and …

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Depp-th or Lack Thereof: Secret Window vs Pirates

Having long since overcome the pretty boy canard, Johnny Depp seems to have now moved into “actor’s actor” territory: he was just nominated for the best actor Oscar for the second year in a row, this time for his role as J.M. Barrie, creator of Peter Pan, in Finding Neverland, …

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The Face of the Wave

Our 5 year-old daughter is now totally into monster and superhero movies, and so we were watching The Return of the Mummy the other night. The scene where the reconstituted mummy, who has powers and shit, raises up the waters of the Nile into a monstrous wave with his open-mouthed …

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Harry, Azkaban, and a Prince Down a Few Quarts

Though I love Harry I am somewhat leery of J.K. Rowling (there’s something unseemly about her tarting up on the way to becoming a billionaire) and certainly don’t have the time or interest in solving some damn riddles on her website in order to get the fresh poop on the …

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The Incredibles

Family dynamics, big thoughts from a little head, and the pursuit of excellence

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My Halloween Reading List

It’s a crisp, moonlit October night. Outside, a wind stirs the skeleton shapes of leafless trees and a black cat hurries home after the evening’s hunt. Inside, you’re curled up in your favorite chair by the hearth, a blanket on your lap and a cup of tea close at hand. …

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