Design a site like this with WordPress.com
Get started

Mini Reviews: Monk and Robot #1-2, The Hands of the Emperor, The Sign of the Dragon

Sometimes things don’t work out no matter how much you want to like a book, no matter how up your alley it sounds. With one popular series I found out I dislike and two DNFs I had high hopes for, this round-up of mini reviews happens to be unintentionally dedicated to those.

Continue reading “Mini Reviews: Monk and Robot #1-2, The Hands of the Emperor, The Sign of the Dragon”

Review: Beowulf: A New Translation by Maria Dahvana Headley

41940267

goodreads

The winged wringer had no time for survivors. She skywrote
her grievances, then rewrote them roughly in land-fire
from end to end of Geat-realm, her scaly helm
shining as she sang insults from the clouds.

Bro! I knew I wanted to read this as soon as I heard it’s going to be a thing. The concept of a more modern translation of an epic poem seemed fun and the early excerpts promising. I managed to finally get my hands on in September (why am I reviewing it now, in December? Well…) and read it in one go.

If there’s one word I’d use to describe it, it would be “surprising.”

Continue reading “Review: Beowulf: A New Translation by Maria Dahvana Headley”