Perdido Street Station: A Review

I'm not sure how to talk about Perdido Street Station (written by Mr. China Mieville). It does not want to be carefully tucked into a genre. It resists against it, in fact, violently if necessary. It's not quite fantasy, though there are magicks and strange creatures. The magicks are described in half-mystical and half-scientific terms, like 19th … Continue reading Perdido Street Station: A Review

The Robot Menace

We all have different notions about what the future will be like, about what our world will be like. For some us, the Future will be signified by an ushering in of newer and better technology; whether it's hover cars, molecule-sized computer, genetically engineered monstrosities or, in my case, robots. For whatever reason, robots mean … Continue reading The Robot Menace

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: A Review

So for the first time in a long time, I'm going to write me a review, 'cause...why the hell not? I generally stay away from books that appear on the New York Times bestseller list.  If Oprah's seal of approval appears on the cover, I'm ten times more likely to throw the book on the … Continue reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: A Review

Throwing Away the Past

I've been doing a lot of cleaning, a lot of throwing things away and I'm once again amazed at how much shit I've managed to accumulate over the years. Just going through my desk alone, I've found papers that I've been holding onto since elementary school: recipes for fake glass, notes to chemistry class, English … Continue reading Throwing Away the Past


I've never been good at hobbies. Maybe I should elaborate on that a bit. I've never been good at maintaining hobbies. My attention span doesn't really allow for it. I'll become heavily invested in something for several months, burying myself in the minutia of whatever it happens to be. The history, what's currently going on, … Continue reading Diversions