Star Wars, The Rise of Skywalker, and the weight of audience expectations

After watching The Rise of Skywalker and following some of the initial internet response to the final film in the Skywalker saga, I’m still processing through the feelings I have about it and why I feel that way. And the things I keep coming back to that underlie my reaction have to do with the … Continue reading Star Wars, The Rise of Skywalker, and the weight of audience expectations

Hope, humor, and animals at the end of the world as we know it: Reviewing Kira Jane Buxton’s “Hollow Kingdom”

Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was unlike anything I have read before. As a starting point, think of all those kids movies where unlikely animal pairs head off on journeys of survival. Then make it for adult audiences and set it during a zombie apocalypse with a … Continue reading Hope, humor, and animals at the end of the world as we know it: Reviewing Kira Jane Buxton’s “Hollow Kingdom”

Celebrating Art – a review of Neil Gaiman’s “The View from the Cheap Seats”

The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction by Neil Gaiman My rating: 5 of 5 stars The fact that I enjoyed reading another Neil Gaiman book is honestly not a surprise. He won me over to his writing some time ago. What did surprise me is the fact that a collection of speeches and … Continue reading Celebrating Art – a review of Neil Gaiman’s “The View from the Cheap Seats”