War and War Laszlo Krasznahorkai Review

War and War Laszlo Krasznahorkai Review

Korin, a middle-aged Hungarian archivist, is one day sifting through files when he happens to come across a piece of literature which he deems one of the most important documents he has ever found. Depressed and likely mentally ill, he sets out to eternalize this document before committing suicide – an act he has already …

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Pathologic 2 Review

Pathologic 2 Review

It is a cycle – the game begins with our failure to stop a plague that has been ravishing the town, and we are now given the option to try again. We are referred to as an actor and the tragedy that we have been a part of ends and then begins anew. From day …

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Mumbo Jumbo

Mumbo Jumbo Ishmael Reed Analysis

Modern-day America is constantly witness to the blatant oppression of black culture and black communities. There are clear groups dedicated to this action who are outright in their intentions. But if it were only these less subtle groups acting against the black community, would they be so successful in their oppression? In Ishmael Reed’s Mumbo …

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Resident Evil 8 Review

Resident Evil 8 Review

Years after the events of Resident Evil 7, Ethan Winters is found living in a European town with his wife Mia and his newborn daughter Rose. They are under a form of witness protection by Umbrella. All is well until a series of unexpected events leads Ethan to a rural village overrun by Lycans and …

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V Thomas Pynchon Analysis

V Thomas Pynchon Analysis and Review

Herbert Stencil mines through catalogs of information, seeking stories that his father and others had once told about the mysterious figure V who appears in times of mass violence. At the same time, Benny Profane treks through parts of the East Coast, partying, sleeping with women, hunting alligators in the New York sewers, and trying …

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A Brighter Summer Day Review

A Brighter Summer Day Review

Identity is crafted in the formative years of youth, during school days and gatherings with friends, discovering hobbies, bonding with family, exploring one’s culture. Yet, if the world around this developing mind is rife with hardships, is itself lacking an identity, then these children, as we see in Edward Yang’s A Brighter Summer Day, will …

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Absalom, Absalom! Review

Absalom Absalom Review and Analysis

Stories, legends, mythologies; retellings of tales or recountings of actual events; historical fiction, fantasy, literary fiction, sci-fi… all have their origins in an original and real moment in time. It could be as far back as Biblical history or Gilgamesh, where an actual flood was likely recounted from generation to generation until it appeared as …

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In the Heart of the Heart of the Country Analysis

In the Heart of the Heart of the Country Analysis

Insanity runs rampant through the American Midwest, whether due to boredom, loneliness, alcohol, or the violently cold weather. The characters within this collection move through their normal lives as their minds fall deeper into a barrage of words that rattle both them and the reader. The first four stories each show a different form of …

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In the Mood for Love Analysis

In the Mood for Love Analysis and Review

In 1960s Hong Kong, two new neighbors find that their spouses are cheating on them with each other. These neighbors, Su and Chow, pass each other day after day, noticing one another on rainy nights on their way to get noodles, or seeing each other coming and going in the narrow stairway of their apartment …

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The Cannibal John Hawkes

The Cannibal John Hawkes Review

A single reading of this novel is not enough to parse it; 195 pages densely packed with more material than most novels three or four times its length. I don’t begin to think I comprehended much, yet I think John Hawkes’ designed this first read to wash over you and hit your subconscious to realize …

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