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Book: アフターダーク (After Dark)

December 25, 2010


アフターダーク (After Dark) Author: 村上春樹 (Haruki Murakami) (2004) jusco’s Rating: ★★ As the title suggests, the real-time events that occur in After Dark take place from just before midnight to dawn the following day. Several characters are introduced: Mari, a college student reading at a family restaurant; Eri, Mari’s sister who has fallen into an […]

Film: ゲド戦記 (Tales From Earthsea)

December 7, 2010


ゲド戦記 (Tales From Earthsea) Directed by 宮崎吾朗 (Goro Miyazaki) (2006) jusco’s Rating: ★★ I honestly don’t know where to start. Despite my love for Studio Ghibli, Tales From Earthsea was a disaster. It’s true, Goro Miyazaki did have an unbelievable amount of pressure from the entire world just because he was the son of Hayao […]

Book: The Lost Symbol

November 13, 2010


The Lost SymbolAuthor: Dan Brown (2009)jusco’s Rating: ★★ Oh, Dan Brown, you have written such a mediocre book. Another novel featuring Robert Langdon and his outrageous adventures, it fails to meet everyone’s expectations after The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons (both of which I enjoyed). I won’t even touch on the plot; if […]

Book: God’s Gift to Women: Discovering the Lost Greatness of Masculinity

September 26, 2010


    God’s Gift to Women: Discovering the Lost Greatness of Masculinity Author: Eric Ludy (2003) jusco’s Rating: ★★ I was disappointed by this book by Eric Ludy. Don’t get me wrong. I think he has a lot of good things to say and his more well-known book, When God Writes Your Love Story, co-written […]