The disappeared

I finished it, and was over all underwhelmed. A detective story is not very entertaining when there is no mystery. That is the number one rule to learn from this, I think. Second thing to learn is that I don't care about a character's emotions just because you tell me to. Show, don't tell. A …

The Girl with all the Gifts by M.R. Carey

I'm sure you're tired of hearing me talk about this book in all my posts, so you should be glad to know that this is the last post about it! I finished it! And although it was creative, exciting, with well developed characters, interesting ideas and great prose--it also irritated me quite a bit. Along …

In the Water: old stories by me

It's been a long time since I wrote this. I feel like it has been ages and like I haven't been doing much since, even though I know I have. Time is weird like that. Well, it's free again, so I hope some new people will read it, and possibly even comment what you think …

New experiences = New ideas

If you read the same books, watch the same shows, go to the same places, eat the same foods, do the same things every day--it stands to reason you're going to think the same thoughts every day. Thoughts are products of our experiences, a rearranging of things we already know. So if you want some new …

Hyperion

I finished this amazing sci fi story a few weeks back, and am still thinking about parts of it. I thought I had read this before, because I had owned it as a teenager, but after the first few chapters I didn't remember any of it, and I think I may not have finished it because …