Showing posts from June, 2013

World War Z: An Spectacularly fun ride !!


Short Story by Mark Lawrence: Yummy Freebie

I am a huge fan of Mark Lawrence - I absolutely loved the wicked little sociopath Jorg Ancrath seething for revenge and carving up his own bloody path towards getting closer to the goal of becoming Emperor. Here is my review.

For all the fans, there is a double cheer. The third book, which I have heard from early reviews, is a mind blowing ending to all that gets sown in the first couple of books of the "Broken Empire", is coming out soon. July I think ?

Secondly, Mark takes up one of his friends on a dare and weaves in a fairy tale into the world of the Broken Empire. Imagine Jorg with Cinderella. or the Sleeping Beauty. Or Jack the Giant-Killer. Or whoever man! Think about it. The world will be a tough cruel place that pits our charming killer boy into the serene calm fairy tale worlds. I think it will be monumental. and kick-ass.

Check it out here. A free short story by Mark Lawrence featuring some of the well known characters from our childhood fairy-tales. Stop salivat…

Thoughts on the Rusting Man of Steel

Man of Steel was outrageously bad, an assault on your senses and an insult to one of the greatest DC Comics Superhero.

I know am late to the party, much has been said about how Zack Snyder got this one completely wrong ; Senseless treatment that relied on too much shock and awe - more shock than awe - as a result coming up with a completely soul-less movie if ever a superhero movie was made.

In spite of a stellar star-cast with heavy weights like Russell Crowe, Diane Lane, Kevin Kostner, Lawrence Fishbourne all pulling in their weights along with story from the incredibly talented mindstore of Christopher Nolan, the movie was awful. Period.

The ingredients were all right - Let us go one by one:

The actual story of birth - Krypton's destruction and the parents' ultimate sacrifice to let the baby escape in a sealed pod from the exploding ( or rather imploding) planet. Disconnect#1 - in spite of a nuanced acting performance by Russell Crowe, the gallant scientist who gives …

The Way of the Kings:A Stunning, Fabulous Magnum Opus by Brandon Sanderson