Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Moving a key element after analyzing Action / Tension ratio


I have absolutely no idea if this post is going to be useful in any way 😊 but I was revising the novel I'm working on, and trying to decide if I should do a change or not... just before completion.

I shouldn't, because it took me long enough to get this far, but I'm in doubt...

Monday, April 25, 2022

Netflix - Manifest - Season 1 / 2 (2018..2019)


Discontinued on NBC, continued on Netflix. A bit similar to Lost, but Lost never did it for me. Thus far, the first two seasons of this show are available on NetFlix NL, and those are good. Season 3 isn’t available in NL because some Belgian station is still broadcasting season 3. So I’ll have to wait a bit longer even for season 4. Oh well.

Monday, April 18, 2022

Ernest Cline - Armada

Audiobook Review.

Another take on Ready Player One, another love song to the eighties. Well written, but frankly I find this new take on the same trip down memory lane a little shallow. It's well written, but it's well-written fan fiction. Yet... where some fan fiction dazzles with new ideas and fresh characters I found Armada to be somewhat meh.

Monday, April 11, 2022

Felix R Savage - Earth's Last Gambit 1 - Freefall

Audiobook Review.

Definitely (?) an indie writer, and one who isn't afraid to use real people, like Obama and Musk, as characters in his book. I'm not so sure that is a smart thing to do, because it will date the book rather quickly. Otherwise the book is more a technotriller than plain SF, with plausible technology.

Monday, April 4, 2022

Adam Wright - Harbinger PI 2 - Buried Memory

Audiobook Review.

Mister Harbinger (a blend of Philip Marlowe and Harry Dresden) finds out what actually happened in Paris, discovers his dad blocked certain memories, works together with a vampire to fight a horde of zombies / skeletons, and ends up asleep on his own lawn.

Friday, April 1, 2022

Wallpaper - Angels

2 for 1... Angels are mostly girly stuff, but hey! I have a few in my wallpaper collection as well.