Fall; or, Dodge in Hell

When I was a teenager, I once picked up a copy of Paradise Lost and immediately bounced right the hell off of it. Something about the blank verse or Milton's particular style was just impenetrable to me. As Samuel Johnson once quipped: "Paradise Lost is a book that, once put down, is very hard to pick up again." And lo, I did not pick it back up again. As such, when news of Neal Stephenson's new novel, Fall; or, Dodge in Hell, pitched the story as "a high-tech retelling of PARADISE LOST featurin...
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Demon Squad – review

Director: Thomas Smith Release date: 2019 Contains spoilers This is an urban fantasy film sporting alternative titles Night Hunters and Full Moon, Inc. The easiest way to describe it is probably that it is a low budget film in the mould of Cast a Deadly Spell. Like the earlier film this sports a visitation of a vampire (Martin Ross Henne) – though the presence on screen is longer in this and I cogitated over whether to class this as a fleeting visitation and, eventually, decided the on-screen p...
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Limerick-Off Monday – Rhyme Word: PRO at the end of any one line (Submission Deadline: Sept. 7, 2019)

It’s Limerick-Off time, once again. And that means I write a limerick, and you write your own, using the same rhyme word. Then you post your limerick(s) as a comment to this post and, if you’re a Facebook user, on Facebook too. I hope you’ll join me in writing limericks using PRO at the end of any one line. (Homonyms or homophones are fine.) The best submission will be crowned Limerick-Off Award Winner. (Here’s last week’s Limerick-Off Award Winner.) Additionally, you may write themed limericks...
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Limerick-Off Award (329)

It’s time to announce the latest Limerick-Off winners based on submissions (on this blog and on Facebook) in the last Limerick-Off. Congratulations to JEAN MCEWEN, who wins the Limerick-Off Award for this funny limerick: Here’s a verse for a sympathy card: “I regret that your life’s been so hard. But mine’s been much worse So I just can’t disburse Any pity for you.” (Signed, “The Bard.”) Congratulations to TIM JAMES, who wins the Special HOBBY-Themed Limerick Award for this funny limerick: A c...
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