When Best Selling Doesn’t Mean Best Writing: The Mind Numbing Problems with Divergent

This post contains spoilers—the main one being that I think this book is terrible. Never have I read a book that went off the rails so suddenly or so completely. The last act of this story is a crazy, train-wreck of a read. And I don’t mean that in a good way. The Deceptively Mediocre … Continue reading When Best Selling Doesn’t Mean Best Writing: The Mind Numbing Problems with Divergent

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A Look Inside My Guilty Pleasure

Spy novels.  That’s my vice, my guilty pleasure. My younger brother, from whom I never take advice, told me once that guilty pleasures are stupid.  If something’s a pleasure, you should not feel guilty. This sort of hedonism is either the best or worst philosophy.  It all depends on how long-term your approach to pleasure … Continue reading A Look Inside My Guilty Pleasure