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Category Archives: Reviews
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?
This is a difficult review to write, perhaps impossible, because the very act of saying anything about this movie runs the risk of decreasing your odds of enjoying it as it was meant to be enjoyed. Even praising it as … Continue reading
This is a reprint of my review, which I posted to Amazon.com, of Ted Chiang’s STORY OF YOUR LIFE AND OTHERS. It was written a few years ago, back when I was an atheist: (WARNING! I am a science-fiction writer … Continue reading
I loved the first Hobbit movie and hated, hated, hated the second. It was stupid on every level of stupidity. It is rightly to be called THE DESOLATION OF TOLKIEN. Before swan-diving into the sewer of total stupidity that is … Continue reading
It was listening to a radio play series that convinced me that Marvel Comics is science fiction and DC is fantasy. It also convinced me to become a great fan of the Green Hornet, a relatively minor character as far … Continue reading
In chapter two, DAUNTLESS by John Hemry turns into the ANABASIS of Xenophon. Way cool! No, I am not actually going to review each chapter separately. I just wanted the world to know that I really liked this book, and … Continue reading
I finally got around to reading by John Hemry (writing as Jack Campbell). Normally anyone reviewing the book would wait until he actually, you know, read the book before commenting on it. Not I. I’ve just got done with the … Continue reading
This is a somewhat overdue review, only seventy-eight years after the fact. ‘Red Nails’ is a novella first serialized in 1936 in the July through October issues of Weird Tales, and the last of the tales of Conan the Barbarian … Continue reading
I had occasion to re-read another book, THE INFINITE CAGE, by Keith Laumer, and again to compare what shallow youth recalled versus what older eyes perceive. This book was one of those rare cases where not only did I not … Continue reading
The latest entry into the longest running film series is history was superb. I strongly recommend SKYFALL to anyone who shares my tastes in Bond films. Being a penurious writer, and having four kids and zero babysitters, and being able … Continue reading
Allow me to introduce my first guest commentator here at John C Wright’s Journal, whose article first appeared on the Cryptocatholic Website. Out of respect for the cryptic anonymity of that site, I will not give his name, but merely … Continue reading