Category «Overlong Reviews»

An Overlong Review of Dracula

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This is probably going to sound stupid (or at least obvious) to anyone who already knows anything about Bram Stoker and/or Dracula, but:  Wow, y’all, this book is where Dracula comes from.  As in, like, this is his first appearance; Bram Stoker, in his 1897 novel, created the character Dracula.  And Van Helsing.  Like how Walt Disney created …

An Overlong Review of 2001: A Space Odyssey

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Actually, this is less a review and more a rambling, diatribe-laden book report, and it’s brimming with spoilers. I spend a lot of time comparing the book and the movie. The short version is: Wow, 2001: A Space Odyssey! Great book! Five stars! I saw elements of many of Clarke’s short stories, including “Holiday on …