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Oli Jacobs – Filmic Cuts II: Luchador Monkey Crisis | Review

Title: Filmic Cuts II: Luchador Monkey Crisis

Author: Oli Jacobs

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 152

Rating 3.5/5

 

 

I think I went into this one with my hopes artificially high because of how good Filmic Cuts I was (it made my top books of the quarter). In that collection, every story was a hit for me, whereas in this one there were a couple of misses. But that’s normal for a collection of short stories.

What I did like was the way that this one built on the first collection by continuing to play with styles and to experiment with genres. Jacobs mixed some things together that I’d never even thought of, and for the most part, I thought they worked pretty well. So while this wasn’t quite as good as the first Filmic Cuts book, it was still pretty good.

 

 

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Stephen King/Richard Bachman – Rage | Review

Title: Rage

Author: Stephen King/Richard Bachman

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 150

Rating: 4/5

 

 

Rage is the only Stephen King novel that’s no longer in mainstream circulation, and I can kind of see the reason for that I guess. It’s about a school shooting, and I guess it was written and published before they became almost commonplace.

 

Honestly, though, it’s not as though he’s actively advocating for kids to go and shoot people or anything. I suppose the main problem is that the protagonist of the story was quite relatable and that he wasn’t portrayed as some evil being. He was just a normal kid – one with his fair share of problems, I guess, but still just a kid.

All in all, this is worth reading if you’re a King fan, but otherwise there isn’t a huge amount to recommend it for. It’s a’ight.

 

 

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