Here’s a bold statement: this is the closest fantasy to A Song Of Ice And Fire I’ve ever read. As of the second volume, where I’m 100 pages in already, I can now say that The First Law and ASoIF are equally amazing. Continue reading The Blade Itself is one of the best grimdark fantasies out there.
These cave paintings gained massive notoriety in the 20th century, George Bataille even going as far as to deem them the earliest pieces of art ever produced, in Lascaux, or the Birth of Art. Indeed, out of all the art that would’ve been produced at the time, cave paintings had the best chance of survival. Whatever happened outside the cave would only survive by miracle. Continue reading Art Sunday #2: Cave Art and the Shocking Revelations about Early Human Civilizations
I fell in love with reading at a young age, the second I realised that there’s much more out there besides boring textbooks. Needless to say, my nonfiction experience had a rocky start. So I stuck to fiction, to the point where I was convinced my brain wasn’t hardwired for the former. Continue reading Fiction reader’s guide to Nonfiction
By now we are all too familiar with Van Gogh’s art, ever hypnotic and fascinating. One can easily get lost in the flow of his brushstrokes and feel their heartbeat race to the rhythm of his vibrant palette. The artist is believed to have been very much a product of his time – a time notorious for the general anxiety in the face of industrialization. … Continue reading Art Sunday #1: The history behind Starry Night – art beyond misunderstanding
The book follows Sydney, who’s dealing with the consequences of her father’s unexpected death in a car crash. Then come the texts. Derogatory and insinuating what Sydney had had in the back of her mind the whole time – maybe her father’s death wasn’t, after all, an accident. Everything is set in motion as June Copeland, homecoming queen and seemingly stereotypical “popular girl” befriends Sydney. And to this, the protagonist, along with the reader, begs the question: in what way is June linked to her dad’s death? Continue reading The Truth About Keeping Secrets was painful to read – and I loved it!
I’ve had a couple of tiring days and no post scheduled. And, while I’m working on some reviews as we speak, I decided to do a tag, as it’s low effort and fun (I love being asked questions! And I love to pretend people care!). This is a tag that has been circulating for years now, and I honestly don’t know, at this point, who … Continue reading The Unpopular Opinions Book Tag
The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett – book review A fantasy story as old as time: in the struggle between good and evil, a hero rises in the most desperate of times and… that was about it for the first volume of the Demon Cycle, but the way the plot unfolded made me have some pretty predictable expectations for what’s to come. It goes … Continue reading The Painted Man was… something