by Lee Cross It’s been 80 years since The Hobbit was first published. How do you follow a statement like that; truthfully, I don’t know, and it could be argued that every pure fantasy writer has spent the last eight decades trying to follow in the legacy of J.R.R. Tolkien’s legendary book (just a quick … Continue reading The 80th Anniversary of ‘The Hobbit’
by Kaley Ingenito I was a little late jumping on the Harry Potter band wagon. No disrespect to JK Rowling. Its just that my father recommended the series to me when I was cresting my most angsty phase of pre-teendom and was unwilling to take suggestions from anyone speaking from a place of power. I … Continue reading Top 6 Books In The Redwall Series
This post is an addition to William Kenney's piece, 6 Books That Should Be Made Into a Movie, Again. by Lee Cross William, another contributor here, and a decade my junior (not to mention, a far more avid follower of film than I could ever claim to be), blogged earlier about 6 films he’d love … Continue reading 6 (More) Books That Should Be Made into a Movie, Again
by Regina Kenney Maybe astrology is a whole lot of hooey... But it is a fun mental exercise to dwell on different personality traits, see commonalities between people and ponder how they relate to your own self. (And maybe it's not all hocus-pocus, mumbo-jumbo! There is a growing body of science about the affects of … Continue reading Which Famous Writers Share Your Astrology Sign?
by William Kenney The recent announcement that yet another attempt to make Frank Herbert’s classic Dune into a movie made me think: “How long does Hollywood have to wait before giving my favorite novel another chance at the big screen?” I mean, we’ve had three men put on the mask and play our friendly neighborhood … Continue reading 6 Books That Should Be Made Into A Movie, Again
by Lee Cross ****Possible Spoilers for The Three Musketeers, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Catch-22 and 1984. No. 1: The Three Musketeers So, I’m reading The Three Musketeers, by the legendary Alexandre Dumas, and loving it – all of a sudden, “One for all! All for One!” they cry, and I can’t help looking … Continue reading 6 of the Best Moments in Literature
by Regina Kenney For Literati Pulp's #BuyUsedBooks month, my brother and I took to the streets of London to find the best second-hand bookstores the city had to offer. Though there are many great bookshops in London (top ten list coming soon) one stood out as the best... Skoob Books has everything you would want in … Continue reading 5 Quirky Aspects of Skoob Books in London
by William Kenney After reading Leopold’s blog Are Books Always Better Than The Movies? I thought it would be a good idea to see what books I have to binge before the end of the year so I can see the movie in theaters. If you’re anything like me, you want to read the book … Continue reading 9 Books That Will Be Released As Movies This Year
by Lee Cross “The book is always better than the movie.” That’s what they say and, if I’m being honest, that’s what I believe too. Not always true of course, let’s read into the record Fight Club, an excellent book certainly but David Fincher, Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter each help to … Continue reading Are Books Always Better Than The Movie?
by Liam Kenney Getting a minor in Creative Writing meant I read a lot other student’s work. While some stories were beautifully crafted narratives with rich, full characters, others were (and I don’t like to use negative words) not. I went to a rather small university (often just eight creative writers in the class). By … Continue reading Trick to Writing: Inspiration Not Imitation