Category: Reviews

I read books, play video games, and watch TV. I have opinions about most of what I consume that way. And I like to write those opinions down.
However, I find reviews saying ‘I love it’ or ‘I hate it’ pretty useless, so I do things differently. Instead, I try to look at why something does or does not work for me. Are the characters internally consistent? Does the plot make sense? What writing smells does the story have.
That way, you know not just if I liked it, but it should help you determine if you will like it. I hope.

December 31, 2021 / Reviews

The end of 2021 is nearly upon us. So, a good day for a short look back to a very harrowing year. And what a year it has been.

December 24, 2021 / Reviews
December 17, 2021 / Reviews

A Master of Djinn is an alternate history fantasy novel set in Cairo by P. Djèlí Clark.

You might now be wondering what ‘alternate history fantasy’ means. Let’s have a look.

December 3, 2021 / Reviews
Activation Degradation

Activation Degradation is a novel by Marina J Lostetter about an android. On Jupiter, defending Earth from aliens. It also has some profound things to say about humanity. So, it’s nothing like the video game Detroit, which I reviewed last week.

November 19, 2021 / Reviews
Black Sun

Black Sun is a novel by Rebecca Roanhorse. It’s a fantasy story set in a world with Native American and Mesoamerican (Maya, Inca) influences. It was also nominated for a Hugo.