The Quest for the Three Magic Words

Put simply, the quest for the three magic words is an irksome phenomenon I’ve witnessed in novels with a strong romantic component, characterized by the stubborn refusal to say the words, “I love you.” In a broad sense, the goal of any HEA romance is for the characters to fall in love, and often the […]

Helix Season 2: WTF?

Finished the second (and last) season of Helix and I have no idea what I just watched. Don’t get me wrong, season 1 had quite a bit of WTF going for it as well. I mentioned as much in my review a couple of weeks ago. But it had a degree of intrigue that had […]

TV Review: Helix Season 1

Just finished watching season 1 of Helix — all 13 episodes in under a week. It definitely had me intrigued, and kept me guessing! Just when I thought I knew what the show was about, something changed and I once again had no clue. Which makes it hard to leave a review! Let me start […]

TV Series Review: Z Nation

  Just finished watching seasons 1 & 2 (all that is currently available) on Netflix and … I liked it! I should probably preface this by saying that I’m not really into zombies. They make no sense. I mean, sure, a disease that turns humans into ravening monsters intent upon biting other humans could be […]

“The Force Awakens” is Okay (Spoiler Warning)

Spoiler Alert: There are a few spoilers in this review. Don’t read if you plan to see the movie. After a great deal of anticipation and a weekend of watching out for spoilers on the Internet, I had my chance to watch “The Force Awakens” last night. And it was an enjoyable movie, true to […]

Movie Review: The Martian

Excellent! Watch this movie. I just got the book by Andy Weir to see if the novel adds anything to the film, but even if it doesn’t, it’s still a great story. So a guy gets stranded on Mars after the rest of his team leaves him for dead. Matt Damon performed the role to […]

Book Review: Echo 8

This was a quick, easy read — I finished it in one sitting. Echo 8 is a blend of science fiction and romance that manages to treat both genres with respect. In other words, it works as both a science fiction novel and as a romance novel. The scifi is exciting and plausible enough to […]

TV Review: Orange is the New Black Season 3

So I just finished season 3 of Orange is the New Black and … it had its ups and downs. On the plus side, it developed a lot of minor characters in interesting ways. I liked the new corporate ownership, and how that effected things at the prison. But Piper … the woman who started […]

The Omniscient Narrator Must Flow

  The fully omniscient narrator who sees all and knows all is out of style these days, but the perspective is rooted in a proud, long-standing history of classic literature. A fully omniscient narrator has no limits and no boundaries – you can use him freely not just to jump from one person’s thoughts to […]