Review: The Story of Kullervo (repost from GoodReads, 2018)

The Story of Kullervo by J.R.R. TolkienMy rating: 4 of 5 stars This is J.R.R. Tolkien‘s first prose work and his earliest attempt to write tragedy. The story, a retelling of the tale of Kullervo from the Finnish Kalevala, is 40 pages long, primarily prose but with some sections in verse. It pretty much standsContinue reading “Review: The Story of Kullervo (repost from GoodReads, 2018)”

Review: Two Plays for Voices (repost from GoodReads, 2016)

Two Plays for Voices by Neil GaimanMy rating: 4 of 5 stars This full cast audio CD includes 2 short stories previously published in Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fiction and Illusions. There are some gruesome bits in both stories, but I didn’t find them gratuitous. The highlight is definitely “Murder Mysteries” which I think isContinue reading “Review: Two Plays for Voices (repost from GoodReads, 2016)”

Review: Death: The Time of Your Life (repost from GoodReads, 2017)

Death: The Time of Your Life by Neil GaimanMy rating: 5 of 5 stars “Can I ask a stupid question?”“Sure. Ask away.”“It’s sort of more than one question. But… Look, um… Why do we hurt? Why do we die? Why isn’t life good all the time? Why isn’t it fair?”“Those aren’t stupid questions, Hazel. ForContinue reading “Review: Death: The Time of Your Life (repost from GoodReads, 2017)”

Review: Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances (repost from GoodReads, 2017)

Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil GaimanMy rating: 3 of 5 stars The highlights of this collection, for me, were “The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains,” “A Calendar of Tales” and “The Sleeper and the Spindle” (the last of which I’d listened to before, as a separate audio CD). “AContinue reading “Review: Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances (repost from GoodReads, 2017)”

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