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Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lauren Owen: IMG The Other Vampire



It's a wild and thundery night. Inside a ramshackle old manor house, a beautiful young girl lies asleep in bed. At the window, a figure watches... Continue »

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William Shakespeare's Star Wars by Ian Doescher
William Shakespeare's Star Wars

qharwan, September 5, 2013

You’re not reading this book for the story. You know the story. If you’re picking up this book, you’ve seen movie ��" movies ��" more times than you can count. You’re reading this book for the execution. And let me tell you ��" the execution is hilaaarious.

Now you might be a little leery, what with George Lucas’ undo preference for a ‘revised’ Star Wars coupled with his tight control over the copyright of the franchise, and fear that not even the language of Shakespeare can make worth entering into that whole mess again, and that’s understandable.
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MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood
MaddAddam

qharwan, September 5, 2013

A satisfying end to a fantastic series. I'm not sure how much to say about this book. If you haven't read the first two set in this world, go start them! If you've read them, try to wait patiently for this final book.

It's funny, terrifying, witty, heartbreaking, and hopeful. It's a great new Margaret Atwood novel.
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Shaman by Kim Stanley Robinson
Shaman

qharwan, September 5, 2013

Shaman reconciles the present with the past, creates a connection between our descendants and ourselves. All you have to do is put yourself in Loon's place. Try to vividly imagine his all-consuming misery, and the equally consuming moments of small pleasures. Feel the cold on your flesh, the thud of your spear in the flank of a bison.
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Signifying Rappers by David Foster Wallace and Mark Costello
Signifying Rappers

qharwan, September 5, 2013

With David Foster Wallace, strangely enough. I found this book in college while doing research for a paper, and instantly fell into it. I think that eventually an ex stole my copy. That's why you should never fall in love.
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