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Fantasy Review: With Blood Upon the Sand

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Overview Bradley P. Beaulieu wrote the excellent fantasy novel The Twelve Kings of Sharakhai which we previously reviewed. However, as noted in our review there were a few shaky series’ beginning issues with this fictional work. So how does With Blood Upon the Sand compare as a fantasy sequel?     Plotting With Blood Upon the Sand continues to develop […]

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead: A Play Script Review

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The Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Play Review Sam: Did you hear Tom? Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead? Tom: Really dead? Sam: Really dead. Tom: Really? Sam: Really, really. Tom: Really, really, really? Sam: Really, really, really. Tom: Really, really, really, really? Sam: Would you stop that? Rosencrantz is dead as dead can be – which is actually pretty dead. Tom: Pretty dead indeed. Sam: But (pauses) they’re […]

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A Review of Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

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Brandon Sanderson is one of the best currently living fantasy authors around. His work on completing The Wheel of Time brought his work to the attention of the masses. However, it is his own series – The Stormlight Archive and The Mistborn Trilogies – that are among the finest pieces of modern fantasy today. Mistborn delves into political intrigue, into religion, […]

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Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott: A Review Of ‘Some Instructions On Writing And Life’

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Bird by Bird is Anne Lamott’s reflection upon her writing and teaching career and the various ways in which she teaches others to improve their writing. Lamott does not in particular focus on delivering highly technical ideas – she does not explain all the logistics of grammar, spelling or using a highly elevated vocabulary. However, her […]