I’ve been very fortunate in my life to have been able to meet people from many different walks of life, who think in different ways, and from many different places. My life has been very enriched by the people that I’ve met, many of whom weren’t born here (although I’ve met lots of awesome neighbors in our country […]
Want to get into the yuletide spirit but not a fan of the classic warm and fuzzy “feel-good” stories? Here are some books, movies, and a graphic novel that can be your reason for the season. Edward Scissorhands: A suburban housewife finds a strange boy with scissors for hands, and takes him home to meet the […]
Looking for a Poirot fix while you’re waiting for the new Murder on the Orient Express to come out on DVD? We have downloadable options for you.
Stephen King can bring to light something mundane and turn it into your worst fear. In this case, he has managed to turn sleep into a terrifying concept.
Roxane Gay is one of our generation’s best social critics and most prolific feminist writers, both online (just check her Twitter account) and in print. In Difficult Women, she has produced a book of short stories so compelling and unpredictable that the reader is left feeling a little unmoored, never knowing what gems the next story will bring.
A lot of descriptions that I read for the book, Final Girls compared it to a slasher movie. After reading the book, I can see why. The premise is the same. A group of college kids go on a weekend trip to a cabin and then they get murdered by a crazed killer on the loose. This sounds like most slasher movies of the late ’70s and the ’80s, like Halloween and Friday the 13th series for example. There’s even a lone survivor left to tell the tale.
Within the last couple of years, I’ve shied away from reading young adult novels because that’s all that I used to read. I wanted to expand my horizons, and also I felt that a lot of the young adult novels were the same. Recently, I read one of the best young adult novels that I’ve ever come across, and it’s called The Hate U Give. Another great young adult novel that I read recently was When Dimple Met Rishi.
After Quinn’s sister, Annabeth, dies in a car accident, he stops going to classes and retreats from society. When summer arrives, all he’s accomplished is stacking up a ton pizza boxes and running out of clean shirts. Dreams of filmmaking classes with his sister have evaporated, but he’s kept the half-finished application. Just as his mother can’t get rid of Annabeth’s expired snacks, he can’t bring himself to part with this last memory.
I may have only attained rudimentary success in college level science and the intricacies of physics may be a bit beyond me, but I enjoy reading about science and all of the possibilities it entails. For those of you who dream of an alternate reality and a futuristic utopia, you need look no further than All of Our Wrong Todays by Canadian screen-writer-turned-author Elan Mastai.