Reviews Archive

An Unexpected Gift

Posted April 23, 2015 By John C Wright

Here I reprint a fan letter for my work, with some unfan comments about Mr. Sandifer’s recent and unfortunately public attack of verbal gas, and an observation about the duty of due diligence reviewers owe their readers: Before this post is buried by time, I wanted to share this experience with our host. On my […]

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Daredevil: Blindingly Well Done

Posted April 19, 2015 By John C Wright

I just saw the first episode of Netflix’ MARVEL’S DAREDEVIL. So much better than the Ben Afflick movie that it’s not funny. Recommended. Time permitting, I will write a more detailed review in days to come. Meanwhile, THE FLASH is also extremely well done, and a favorite show of mine. Their take on the character […]

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Perverting the Story to Kiddie Propaganda

Posted April 10, 2015 By John C Wright

http://www.vanityfair.com/vf-hollywood/2014/12/legend-of-korra-creators-confirm-korrasami-is-canon Dear Mr DiMartino and Mr Konietzko, I admire your creative effort tremendously. I watched your shows, bought your merchandize, and supported and lauded you. I made your work a part of my imagination and a part of my life, and introduced your show to my children. And this is how you repay loyalty and […]

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An Open Letter to the Theo Scoffers of INTERSTELLAR

Posted December 7, 2014 By John C Wright

Dear people, and you know who you are, who have written the complaint about the film INTERSTELLAR: You say that because Cooper, in the final climatic scene, speculates that the mysterious powers from the fifth dimension who saved his life and, working through him, saved the human race in the movie, are the remote descendants […]

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Interstellar (Short Review)

Posted November 23, 2014 By John C Wright

Best. Science Fiction Movie. Ever. Go see it. I hope to write a longer review later, if time permits.  

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Building a Library

Posted November 12, 2014 By John C Wright

An expectant father has paid me the high honor of trusting my judgement and asking me what books he should buy and stock in his nursery for this children. And he hopes to have many (may God hear him!) I will recommend some books, but I’d like to hear your recommendations as well, dear reader. […]

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Ayn Rand as Author

Posted September 24, 2014 By John C Wright

Let it be said at the outset that I have never been an Objectivist nor am I now a Libertarian, albeit, obviously, I share many of their aims. There is much in Ayn Rand’s philosophy I admire, and much I despise. She has the odd ability to write pages and pages of very insightful wisdom […]

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Who is John Galt?

Posted September 23, 2014 By John C Wright

Mr. Obama will not speak to you tonight. His time is up. I have taken it over. You were to hear a report on the world crisis. That is what you are going to hear. For twelve years, you have been asking: Who is John Wright? This is John Wright speaking. I am the man […]

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Wright’s Six Word Review of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Posted August 3, 2014 By John C Wright

Did everything right. Go see it. Loads of Fun. I realize, technically, that is nine words, but if you slur you speech and say it rapidly, and cannot count, it’s the same as six. Loved the Raccoon.

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The Last Castle by Jack Vance

Posted July 4, 2014 By John C Wright

The novella THE LAST CASTLE won Jack Vance both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, and this was in the days when those awards still meant something. I had occasion to reread this novellas recently, and was deeply impressed at how the passing of time has not outdated it. Now, in the middle of the second […]

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