Archive for the 'Criticism' Category

Things that make me stop reading

Sunday, December 11th, 2005

An example is this sentence that appears early on in this review of the Chronicles of Narnia:
rebellious young Edmund (obviously named after the villainous Edmund in “King Lear”
Um, huh — what? I was under the impression that the kid was named “Edmund” because that was a common name for boys in England. And considering the […]

Bless me, Blogger, for I have sinned

Friday, November 25th, 2005

It occurs to me that there isn’t any need to write out the “Seven Deadly Sins of Blogging,” since the actual sins I’ve noticed among bloggers seem to be covered by the original list, especially this one.
(Via Charles G. Hill. By the way, it is Mr. Hill’s birthday. Go wish him a happy one!)

My kingdom for a Laurence Olivier

Saturday, July 9th, 2005

Where are the celebrities to raise our morale? Well, as morale has been condemned by Those Who Know Better as a tool of capitalist, imperialist, hegemonic Western white oppression, there aren’t any. Instead, there are guilt-ridden lost souls who seek to spread their emptiness and self-hatred to the masses. (Misery loves company after all.) All […]