Essays · Introduction

(The Start of) An Impassioned Defense of Fan Fiction

As a general rule, I don't post reviews of fanfics on this blog. Certainly, there was one notable instance—an instance in which said fanfic was eventually published as a book for sale, incidentally. Lately, I've begun to ask myself: Why is that? This is my "dirty" secret: I read a lot of fanfic. As a… Continue reading (The Start of) An Impassioned Defense of Fan Fiction

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Author · Interview

Interview: Ari Rhoge, Author of Sparks Fly, Tires Skid

Ari Rhoge is the author of the Pride and Prejudice modernizations, Sparks Fly, Tires Skid and Personally, I'd Rather Lick Sand. Kai read Sparks back when it was still on a fan fic website, and liked it so much that she was compelled to review it alongside the abundant published versions of Pride and Prejudice. Last… Continue reading Interview: Ari Rhoge, Author of Sparks Fly, Tires Skid

Review: Fantasy · Review: Mythology · Review: Thriller

Book Review: The Devil’s Lieutenant by Shervin Jamali

This review will be relatively spoiler free, only revealing the basic plot elements of the novella in question. Summary Michael has tragically lost his family. Learning that the souls of his dead wife and son might be trapped in hell, he enters into a deal with the Devil to save them: a deal that may… Continue reading Book Review: The Devil’s Lieutenant by Shervin Jamali