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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 I had occasion to reread this novellas recently, and was deeply impressed at how the passing of time has not outdated it.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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HARD MAGIC by Larry Correia

Posted May 20, 2014 By John C Wright

Larry Correia’s HARD MAGIC is a novel that everyone who likes a feast of awesome with a side order of awesome slathered in awesomesauce should like, if not love. Anyone who has lost the vital connection with his inner ten-year-old is not allowed to read this book. The time is 1930′s after the Great War, […]

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An Imaginary Noah Film from 1950

Posted April 10, 2014 By John C Wright

Many criticisms can be leveled against Aronofsky’s recent antibilical film, NOAH. One which I thought at first was unfair was those who said God was absent from the film. I thought the criticism absurd. While He is not called ‘God’, He is called ‘the Creator’ throughout the film, which, in any case, takes place in […]

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Noah and Anti-Noah

Posted April 9, 2014 By John C Wright

I disagree, respectfully but rather sharply, with Mr. Greydanus’ review of Aronofsky’s NOAH. I wrote a review giving an opposite opinion, and he was kind enough to correct certain errors or oversights I had made. Nonetheless, there remains a point of polite disagreement between us which any reader who has seen the film, or toys […]

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Steven J on Greydanus on Wright on Noah

Posted April 4, 2014 By John C Wright

I have not had time yet to reply to Mr Greydanus’ thoughtful rebuttal to some of the claims I made in my review of NOAH, but with so many wise and literate fellows replying for me, I may have no need. This is from Steven, whose thinking runs parallel with mine: Dear Mr. Greydanus, As […]

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Greydanus on Noah

Posted April 4, 2014 By John C Wright

Steven Greydanus, a film reviewer I respect above all others in the world, has done me the honor of asking my opinion of the movie NOAH and offering his own in return. He also asked a number of pointed questions about my review, which was considerably more negative than his. Here I am out of […]

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Deluge as Earthday

Posted April 1, 2014 By John C Wright

Aronofsky’s NOAH would be a fine movie for Earthday, or as a source for ideas for a Dungeons and Dragons campaign. Aside from this, the movie was bad, and bad, and bad. First, it was bad in my eyes for reasons which are simply a matter of my expectations and tastes, which I would not […]

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No to Noah

Posted March 29, 2014 By John C Wright

I saw the movie NOAH just now. What a load of horse manure. In days to come, time permitting, I will pen a more thorough review, but for now, let me just say: Christian men, save your money. Go see GOD’S NOT DEAD. Tell Hollywood we don’t like movies about Biblical figures that mock the […]

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Writing Down the Dragon

Posted March 21, 2014 By John C Wright

A reader named Paul LaMontagne draws our attention to a simply excellent book of essays by Tom Simon. Here I reprint Mr LaMontagne’s comment in full, as this is the best way I can imagine to have my readers rush out immediately and buy Mr Simon’s book. The bold text is Mr LaMontagne, the italics […]

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The Autumn People and the Winter’s Tale

Posted February 28, 2014 By John C Wright

This is among the best movie, if not THE best I have ever seen. The critics panned it, no one went to see it, and it is already gone from the theaters. What went wrong?

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