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‘The Illustrated Man’ by Ray Bradbury

The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury is a short book. You could start and finish it today, if you wanted to. The novel is a collection of loosely-related short stories, all connected through the frame of the Illustrated Man. We’re introduced to a character called ‘The Illustrated Man’ in the prologue, when our narrator comes …

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‘Game of Thrones’ has ended. Now What?

Tonight aired the series finale of Game of Thrones, completing the epic saga so many of us have watched for the past decade. This show captured the hearts of millions of fans across the world. The expansive characters and relatable characters have sparked an interest in fantasy fiction in people previously unaccustomed to the genre. …

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Mark Lawrence Doesn’t Shy Away from Violence in ‘Prince of Thorns’

Just a few hours ago, I finished Prince of Thorns, the first book in the Broken Empire trilogy by Mark Lawrence. The Broken Empire series tells a tale about revenge, one told from the point of view of our main character Jorg Ancrath, who’s desire for revenge has left him bereft of all compassion. Prince …

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So You Want to Read the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

So, you want to read the Malazan Book of the Fallen. Maybe you’re intrigued by the “obligatory Malazan comment” on every post. Maybe you’ve started the series in the past and couldn’t get into it, yet still hope to start it again someday. Maybe you’ve already read it. Maybe you’ve never heard of it. Regardless …

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