The Blade Itself is one of the best grimdark fantasies out there.

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.

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Art Sunday #2: Cave Art and the Shocking Revelations about Early Human Civilizations

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

Art Sunday #1: The history behind Starry Night – art beyond misunderstanding

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 Truth About Keeping Secrets was painful to read – and I loved it!

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!