Further Up and Further In: Going Through the Clock in the Walls to the Far Side of the World in The Magicians Trilogy

The Magicians by Lev Grossman is one of those of books that bounce around the Internet from time to time, often being compared to “Harry Potter for adults”, “Darker, Deeper Narnia” or something else along those lines. And indeed it is a combination of magic school and magical world that meets with a dose of harsh truth and reality. … More Further Up and Further In: Going Through the Clock in the Walls to the Far Side of the World in The Magicians Trilogy

A Little Update

As the title helpfully suggests, this post will be a short and simple update. Update about what? you may wonder. “Ah,” I say knowingly. “Update about my blogging, of course.” Now to cut things short, I’ll be taking a break from blogging to focus on other matters that I may have let go out of … More A Little Update

There Are So Many Fragile Things After All, and A Suiting Title It Is Indeed

After running off scheduled posts for some time, I’m finally back and will therefore stop this note here to get to the point. I have not read anything by Neil Gaiman in a long time. I think I might have been starting to forget the magic in his words. Fragile Things was a solid reminder … More There Are So Many Fragile Things After All, and A Suiting Title It Is Indeed

Tolkien’s Unfinished Tales, An Expansion of Middle-earth and Númenor

Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-earth had long resided on one of my bookshelves, and had been collecting quite a fair amount of dust when I finally decided it was time to get it out and see what it was all about. This book contains four parts, of which three are different Ages in Tolkien’s … More Tolkien’s Unfinished Tales, An Expansion of Middle-earth and Númenor