Ooooooohhh, Book of the New Sun is just one of the best books ever written, so glad to see you are reading it. I hope you like it well enough to read it again at some point, as it is a book literally written to be read multiple times (there is a whole 'nother story hiding within the surface story). Gene Wolfe is… » 2/19/15 12:41pm 2/19/15 12:41pm

And yet if you DON'T watch it, you only aid in it's potential cancellation! Unlike crummy Neilsen ratings, John and Jill public like you and I can have a direct effect on whether a show like this is picked up. » 1/15/15 5:48pm 1/15/15 5:48pm

I'm getting this, Players Handbook, Monster Manual and the Starter set for my 10 year old son this Christmas. I've been playing since I was ten, back in the early eighties, and am over the moon to have the opportunity to introduce it to my son (who is jonesing for it) with these new editions! » 12/15/14 9:57am 12/15/14 9:57am

Book of the New Sun, by Gene Wolfe, of course! It is one of the best books of all time, and most of the people I've lent it to have become fanatics. I love to lend it to people because it is a one way ticket down a delicious rabbit hole. I eagerly await the frantic emails and texts about plot revelations, and… » 12/09/14 9:52am 12/09/14 9:52am

My sojurn in DA:I started with a head scratching glitch...after the cut scene of racing up the blasted hill by demon spiders and being touched by, uh, Andraste? you are supposed to (I came to find out) awake being interrogated by Cassandra. Instead, my character came to on the blasted hill! The world was completely… » 11/20/14 7:44pm 11/20/14 7:44pm

Thank you for putting this here, or I would have had to. This, I think, is one of the more important works of the 20th century, in genre or out of it. I've read Book of the New Sun probably upwards of a dozen times (actually all 12 books of the Solar Cycle, which are all amazing). Nothing compares to it. It is… » 10/21/14 2:43pm 10/21/14 2:43pm

The earliest book to totally change my outlook on life was, strangely enough, Jonathan Livingston Seagull. I was around 8 or 9, and once I found it, I read it once a day for a year or so. I don't even know if I can coherently say what it was about the book that touched me so deeply. I realize it is predicated on… » 9/24/14 9:20am 9/24/14 9:20am

I found this episode to be one of the best of the season. I was floored by the moment when Nora yells at her daughter for spilling the juice, sending her daughter into a tearful breakdown, only to hear the silence we all knew was coming descend, and see the orange juice dripping off of the table. I audibly gasped,… » 8/25/14 1:38pm 8/25/14 1:38pm

The balance between 'every day delusion' and 'supernatural underpinnings' took a radical turn this week for me. When Dog Hunter was on his way out of the cabin, after Kevin 'saved' Patti from suffocation, he spoke to invisible voices in the identical way that Kevin's father did. Also, someone noted that there were… » 8/18/14 1:33pm 8/18/14 1:33pm