Book Review: Once Upon a Time in the North by Philip Pullman

I love Philip Pullman. His Dark Materials changed my teenagerhood; those were some of the best books I ever read, growing up. I’m not sure what happened with this book. I DNF’d at 42/95 pages because nothing was happening. Lee Scoresby, an aeruonaut, was on the hunt for a job. He was dull and misogynistic….

Book Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

I hesitated a lot posting this review. SJM seems to be well-loved within my circle of writers and readers and I’ve heard endlessly about how great ToG is, so when I picked up a copy at last, I honestly couldn’t help but be taken aback. First thought: am I reading the same Throne of Glass as…

Film Review: Behind the Walls

tl;dr: a film that tries too hard to be unique and ends up being uninspired and uninteresting. DNF’d at 30 minutes. Contains spoilers (duh).

Game Review: Final Fantasy X — A Massive Disappointment

I’m a latecomer to the FF train. My first game was FF12, then I went back to play FF10-2 (because the shop didn’t sell FF10 at the time), then I played FF13 and then bits of FF13-2. So this is my first time playing FF10, having heard endlessly about what a great game it was,…

Film Review: Annabelle

I confess, dolls scare the freaking Jesus out of me. I don’t know if it’s some hidden childhood trauma of being eaten by a porcelain doll when I was a foetus or having my mind curdled by a clown at my twelfth birthday (neither of which happened, by the way), the glass doll eyes that…