Kieli Volumul 1, de Yukako Kabei [Recenzie]
Primul lucru pe care îl vei percepe şi care te va atrage citind Kieli este atmosfera aparte. Poate pentru că acţiunea se desfăşoară pe o planetă îndepărtată, îmtr-o lume uşor distopică, având trenuri cu aburi şi vapoare pe oceane de nisip; o planetă cu oameni simpli, dominaţi de clerici. Sau poate pentru că personajele principale sunt o fată care poate vedea spirite, dar nu interacţionează bine cu ceilalţi oameni din cauza asta; un soldat nemuritor cu probleme de atitudine; şi un radio posedat de spiritul unui caporal care a murit într-un război demult uitat. Sau poate, pur şi simplu, pentru că nu ai mai citit niciodată ceva atât de neobişnuit.... Read More | Share it now!
If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler, by Italo Calvino [Book Review]
About a quarter into this book, I thought: ‘Wow. What an extraordinary read.’
Halfway through, it became quite repetitive.
After 3/4 out of it, I found it rather boring.
In the end, I was definitely disappointed.... Read More | Share it now!
The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde [Book Review]
** spoiler alert ** I started reading “The picture of Dorian Gray” after receiving several recommendations from my friends. The synopsis seemed interesting, it was categorized as one of the greatest classics ever, I was sure I would enjoy it. But boy, was I wrong.... Read More | Share it now!
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Adam Douglas [Book Review]
** spoiler alert ** In the beginning, I had rated it three stars, but upon further thought, I realized that that was a bit too much. While the book was cute, silly and lighthearted, I had three main problems with it.... Read More | Share it now!
Pyramid, by Tom Martin [Book Review]
This book was really bad, for several reasons.... Read More | Share it now!
The Ice Princess, by Camilla Läckberg [Book Review]
This has to be one of the worst mystery novels I’ve read so far. In fact, I’m not even sure if it’s supposed to be ‘mystery’. More like ‘character discovers x clue, reader is not told what it actually contains, character suddenly reveals it much later on in a really dramatic, Scooby-Doo fashion’. And this happened throughout all the book.... Read More | Share it now!
Fruits Basket [Anime Review]
Fruits Basket is a show that might certainly sound interesting the moment you check the synopsis. People turning into the Chinese zodiac animals, dark and mysterious secrets surrounding them, cute, clueless main heroine – isn’t that a great premise for a shoujo series? But only as long as it’s executed accordingly.... Read More | Share it now!
Higurashi: When They Cry [Anime Review]
Higurashi is a really confusing, complex and difficult to explain anime. Some may view it as belonging to the horror or psychological genre; some may find it as a really weird harem series containing crazy, killer lolis; others may consider it a failure since it doesn’t seem to belong to any of the afore-mentioned genres. Considering how much amount Higurashi incorporates, all views are understandable; this certainly isn’t a series that’s easy to comprehend by everyone. Higurashi is a mixture of mystery, blood, humor, romance and especially nice moral stories; but above all – Higurashi should be perceived as a really challenging logic problem.... Read More | Share it now!
Umineko: When They Cry [Anime Review]
A few things before reading this review:
-yes, I am one of those who have played the sound novel before watching the anime;
-no, I will not make this an essay of comparison between the two, nor will I praise the novel over the anime; however, it is inevitable that certain comparisons will indeed appear, in order to explain the flaws of the anime;
-this review might seem a bit unfriendly to someone who has no clue what Umineko is about. In fact, it’s much more addressed to those who have partially or completely watched the anime/read the manga/played the game.... Read More | Share it now!
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya [Anime Review]
2 things before you read this review:... Read More | Share it now!