Short Story Review: “A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings: A Tale for Children” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Title: “A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings: A Tale for Children” Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez Format: Short Story Length: 2834 words Published: in the collection Leaf Storm, in 1955 Reason for Reading: I’ve been curious about the Latin American magical realists for some time, and this title was appealing enough that I just jumpedContinue reading “Short Story Review: “A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings: A Tale for Children” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez”

TV Show Review: “Tales from the Neverending Story” Episode 1.5

Series Title: Tales from the Neverending Story Episode: 1.5 “The Gift of the Name” (2001) Director: Giles Walker, Adam Weissman Lead Actors: Mark Rendall (as Bastian Balthazar Bux), John Dunne-Hill (Coreander), Noël Burton (Michael Bux), Stéfanie Buxton (Fly Girl) Length: 44 minutes Spoiler-free Synopsis: Bastian tries to figure out who stole $63 from his lockerContinue reading “TV Show Review: “Tales from the Neverending Story” Episode 1.5″

Short Story: “Christmas at Hostage Canyon” by James Stoddard

Title: “Christmas at Hostage Canyon” Author: James Stoddard Format: Short Story Pages: about 16, but in a small page format Published: in the January/February 2011 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Reason for Beginning: A Christmas fantasy story – should be good, right? Reason for Finishing: It’s a goofy kind of awesome,Continue reading “Short Story: “Christmas at Hostage Canyon” by James Stoddard”

TV Show Review: Highlander, Season 1

Series: Highlander Season 1 (1992-1993) Length: 22 episodes (about 45 minutes each) Lead Actors: Adrian Paul (Duncan MacLeod), Alexandra Vandernoot (Tessa Noël), Stan Kirsch (Richie Ryan) Content Advisory: Swashbuckling violence, not much blood. Occasional sex scenes that are about the most that’s acceptable at a PG-13 level, but no explicit nudity. Occasional minor swearing. Spoiler-freeContinue reading “TV Show Review: Highlander, Season 1”