Monday, July 18, 2016

The Wind Rises Film Review

by The Wanderer

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Cast: Hideaki Anno, Miori Takimoto
Series: Studio Ghibli
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Length: 126 Minutes

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In Search Of Cursed Dreams

Jiro Horikoshi has been fascinated with airplanes since his youth. His dreams of flying are crushed by his poor eyesight, and instead he decides to become the next best thing: an airplane designer.

Monday, July 11, 2016

The Wolf in the Attic Book Review

by The Wanderer

Author: Paul Kearney
Publisher: Solaris
Genre: Young Adult
Series: Standalone
Pages: 320

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The Old World vs The New World

(An advanced copy was provided by the publisher).

In 1920's Oxford, twelve year old Anna Francis and her father are displaced Greek refugees from the First World War. While wandering around late at night Anna encounters the Romani, a group of traveling gypsies that take a great interest in her. It's through these people that Anna learns about the magic that was found in the old world, magic that is slowly disappearing.

Monday, July 4, 2016

The Children of Earth and Sky Book Review

by The Wanderer

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay
Publisher: New American Library
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Series: Standalone
Pages: 567

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You Had To Grow Into Your Own Significance - Or Come To Terms With The Lack Of It

Guy Gavriel Kay has been been writing great books that are based off historical time periods in our own world's history for over two decades. The Children of Earth and Sky continues with this trend and focuses on the historical time period just after the Ottoman Empire conquered the Byzantine Empire. With a significant number of narrators it gets difficult to really describe the main plot. Essentially characters from various regions of the Jad Empire (Holy Roman Empire) journey together to Osmanlis controlled Sauradia (The Ottoman Empire) to achieve their own personal goals.