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Why You Need to Read: “Gideon the Ninth”

The Locked Tomb #1: Gideon the Ninth By: Tasmyn Muir                                                                   Audiobook: 16 hours 50 minutes Published: September 10, 2019                                              Narrated by: Moira Quirk Genre: Dark Fantasy/Gothic             When as a young and disinclined member of the Locked Tomb Gideon had painted her face, she had gone for the bare minimum of death’s-head that the role demanded: dark around the eyes,… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Gideon the Ninth”

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Why You Need to Read: “The Shadow Saint”

The Black Iron Legacy: Book 2: The Shadow Saint By: Gareth Hanrahan Published: January 7, 2020 Genre: Fantasy, Grimdark             Ten months ago, at the height of what some call the Crisis and others the Gutter Miracle, a new city exploded into being within Guerdon, (Chapter 2).             When you read a book that becomes one of your favorite… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Shadow Saint”

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TV Episode Review: “Deadly Class: The Clampdown”

 Note: There are some minor spoilers in this review. You have been warned.              While Kings Dominion investigates the death of another student, the students are placed under lockdown. The lockdown is effective to the point where several of the students are shoved into random dorm rooms instead of their own. This is interesting because viewers… Continue reading TV Episode Review: “Deadly Class: The Clampdown”

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TV Episode Review: “Deadly Class: Saudade”

Note: There are some minor spoilers in this review. You have been warned.              This episode was taken straight from the graphic novel! Anyone who has read the series knows what to expect from this episode of the television adaptation, and readers will not be disappointed. Yes, there was one minor change from the graphic novel… Continue reading TV Episode Review: “Deadly Class: Saudade”

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TV Episode Review: “Deadly Class: Noise, Noise, Noise”

Note: There are some minor spoilers in this review. You have been warned.  The second episode in the new series displays the aftermath and the continuation of the events that took place in the Pilot episode. Marcus is traumatized by his first kill, but cannot take any credit for participating in the murder, which Willie… Continue reading TV Episode Review: “Deadly Class: Noise, Noise, Noise”

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Why You Need to Read: Battle Royale: The Novel

  Battle Royale: The Novel By: Koushun Takami Translated by: Yuji Oniki Published: April 1999 (Japan); February 26, 2003 (in English) Genre: Science Fiction/Dystopian/Horror   PLEASE NOTE: The following contains spoilers from this novel. You have been warned. Shuya took a moment to think before he received his black day pack, and he did the… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: Battle Royale: The Novel