Book: The Sea and the Bells

So after The Postman, I had to taste some of Pablo Neruda’s works first hand. I chance upon this particular collection which comes from the last year of his life. It coincides perfectly with The Postman, as it deals with his return back to the Isla Negra, his love for his home and the sea, … Continue reading

Book: No One Writes to the Colonel

If you’ve noticed, I’m been on a bit of a spree. A spree of reading books by Nobel Prize Winning authors that is. It all started with John Steinbeck, followed by this current read by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and after this there will be Pablo Neruda. I didn’t plan this, but picked up their books … Continue reading

Book: The J.R.R. Tolkien Miscellany

Can I first start off my saying how much respect I have for Tolkien. I have been a huge fan of the world that he created since young, and reading more about his life and his inspirations has just allowed that love to blossom. I can surely say that I love the author as much … Continue reading

Book: A Study in Scarlet

 “From a drop of water,” said the writer, “a logician could infer the possibility of an Atlantic or a Niagara without having seen or heard of one or the other. So all life is a great chain, the nature of which is known whenever we are shown a single link of it. Like all other … Continue reading

Book: Wet Magic

Sigh, E. Nesbit has a way with weaving magic in her stories. The manner in which she strings words together to form sentences is magical. Her books are really enjoyable to read, they have just the right amount of humour countered with real tidbits of everyday childhood is just perfect. There’s an innocence to the … Continue reading

Book: Of Mice and Men

Yea, I just read The Pearl recently and followed it up with Of Mice and Men. What can I say about this American classic? Nothing that has not already been said. It’s an amazing book, which gave me this horrendous sense of foreboding from the first few pages. I think it was partly due to … Continue reading

Book: Goblins Vs Dwarves

About a year ago, I went on a reading spree focusing on Philip Reeve’s books. That was when I picked up Goblins! and fell in love with Skarper and Henwyn, Princess Ned and the entire cast of characters. A year later, I still remember them fondly and it was much to my surprise when I … Continue reading

Anime: Ao no Exorcist Movie

Ao no Exorcist was a surprise find for me back in 2011. I really enjoyed the series and look forward to reading the manga when it eventually ends. I’ve anticipated the movie since it was announced, and was hoping it would be more of a continuation, rather than a “spin-off”. Sadly, it was a one episode … Continue reading

Book: The Pearl

John Steinbeck. Heard a lot about this Nobel Prize winner, his works like ‘of mice and men’, ‘east of eden’ and ‘the grapes of wrath’ are books that are commonly talked about.  I happened to chance upon a number of his books at the library and decided to start with the shortest one. In the … Continue reading

Anime: Sakasama no Patema – Beginning of the Day

Remember Pale Cocoon or Time of Eve, maybe Mizu No Kotoba? Well Yasuhiro Yoshiura is back with a new series to be followed with a movie in November! Sakasama no Patema is a world where opposites exist. Literally. Two races of people whose gravity are polar opposites. One lives like us, above the ground with the sky … Continue reading