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Noah (film review by Frank Ochieng).

April 2, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Noah (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The one thing that persists in director/co-writer Darren Aronofsky’s cinematic arsenal is his innate ability for conveying sturdy and perplexing character studies at the center of his stories no matter how small or large. In the biblical epic ‘Noah’, filmmaker Aronofsky provides a magnetic scope for his imaginative take on one of the Bible’s heralded seaman and […]

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A Memory Of Light (The Wheel Of Time book 14) by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson (book review).

March 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
A Memory Of Light (The Wheel Of Time book 14) by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson (book review).

A polite notice: this review contains spoilers! The book was published a year ago and I can’t imagine any circumstance where someone who actually cares about the fourteenth and final book of ‘The Wheel Of Time’ hasn’t read it already, but nonetheless; you have been warned. This is ‘A Memory Of Light’. It is over […]

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Out Of Oz (The Wicked Years book 4) by Gregory Maguire (book review).

March 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Out Of Oz (The Wicked Years book 4) by Gregory Maguire (book review).

‘Out Of Oz’ is the final book in the series that takes up where Frank L Baum left off. Written by Gregory Maguire, it is both a lovely tribute to the original and an incredible exploration of the themes of popular culture. It creates a an almost elegiac mood with its look at what not […]

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Shadows Edge (The Night Angel Trilogy book 2) by Brent Weeks (book review).

March 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Shadows Edge (The Night Angel Trilogy book 2) by Brent Weeks (book review).

‘Shadows Edge’ picks up immediately after the events in ‘The Way Of Shadows’. The Country of Cenaria lies in ruins. The Godking of Khalidor’s army has invaded and now oppresses the surviving population. Kylar Stern has escaped with Elene, his childhood love and Uly, the daughter of his former master, Durzo Blint. Elene has made […]

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The Inheritance And Other Stories by Robin Hobb and Megan Lindholm (book review).

March 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Inheritance And Other Stories by Robin Hobb and Megan Lindholm (book review).

Robin Hobb and Megan Lindholm are one and the same! Might as well get that out of the way first. She explains the use of two names in the preface and there is nothing sinister about it. Each story is prefaced with an introduction from the author in which she tells something of its origins. […]

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Lost Girl Season 3 DVD boxset (DVD review).

March 25, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Lost Girl Season 3 DVD boxset (DVD review).

The first season was mediocre, the second was good and the third season which we review here is really good! That said, ‘Lost Girl’, the Canadian supernatural drama, just seems to get better and better. For those of you who do not know what ‘Lost Girl’ is all about, it’s centred around a succubus by […]

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The Sentinel (The Sundering, Book V) by Troy Denning (book review).

March 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Sentinel (The Sundering, Book V) by Troy Denning (book review).

Set during the Era of Upheaval, ‘The Sundering’ is a multi-author event chronicling the adventures of Faerûn’s heroes, from those just Chosen to some of the Realms most enduring characters. Troy Denning’s novel, ‘The Sentinel‘, is the penultimate entry in the series. As such, it is suitably thrilling from beginning to end. Like many during […]

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Duncton Wood (The Duncton Chronicles) by William Horwood (book review).

March 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
Duncton Wood (The Duncton Chronicles) by William Horwood (book review).

‘Duncton Wood’, William Horwood’s first novel, falls into that niche brand of fantasy that is often referred to as ‘animal’. There’s no other way to describe it really, fantasy set in ‘the real world’ but relating stories through the eyes of fauna. There are levels of anthropomorphism, of course, ‘Wind In The Willows’ sets the […]

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Last To Rise (Rojan Dizon book 3) by Francis Knight (book review).

March 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Last To Rise (Rojan Dizon book 3) by Francis Knight (book review).

Rojan Dizon caused the city of Mahala to fall to its knees when he destroyed the pain factories that were supplying the city with energy. Even though it was done for all the right reasons, it had led to the city being under siege from two sides, with supplies running low and the population getting […]

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Night Of The Hunter: Companions Codex book 1 by R. A. Salvatore (book review).

March 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Night Of The Hunter: Companions Codex  book 1 by R. A. Salvatore (book review).

‘Night Of The Hunter’ is the first book of the ‘Companions Codex’ and book twenty-five in the legend of one of the most enduring heroes of the Forgotten Realms, Drizzt Do’Urden. In cracking open the cover, there is the weight of more than twenty-four previous books looking over the reader’s shoulder. The legend of Drizzt […]

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