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Idlewild by Nick Sagan
Idlewild by Nick Sagan
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spellbinding, 24 Sep 2003
Neil Gaiman called this book a “roller coaster ride of fusion fiction” and it’s easy to understand why. This delightful and diabolically intricate creation transforms from caterpillar to butterfly by way of gothic fantasy, mystery, apocalyptic science fiction, mythology, eschatology, a coming of age story, and even a romance. Ambitious novels like this run the risk of seeming all over the map, but Idlewild hangs together beautifully, with influences from each genre synthesized and reinvented through the pen of an imaginative and strikingly original storyteller.

Sagan begins with a pinpoint focus on his flawed but likeable antihero, who must solve the riddle of… Read more
Idlewild by Nick Sagan
Idlewild by Nick Sagan
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spellbinding, 24 Sep 2003
Neil Gaiman called this book a “roller coaster ride of fusion fiction” and it’s easy to understand why. This delightful and diabolically intricate creation transforms from caterpillar to butterfly by way of gothic fantasy, mystery, apocalyptic science fiction, mythology, eschatology, a coming of age story, and even a romance. Ambitious novels like this run the risk of seeming all over the map, but Idlewild hangs together beautifully, with influences from each genre synthesized and reinvented through the pen of an imaginative and strikingly original storyteller.
Sagan begins with a pinpoint focus on his flawed but likeable antihero, who must solve the riddle of his… Read more
Feardotcom [DVD] [2003] <b>DVD</b> ~ Stephen Dorff
Feardotcom [DVD] [2003] DVD ~ Stephen Dorff
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Unwatchable, 24 Sep 2003
While I adore Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, I should preface this review by warning you that I'm not the biggest fan of horror movies, so it's possible that there are connoisseurs who can appreciate Feardotcom on levels I cannot. Possible, but not probable, judging by the vast ocean of negative feedback the theatrical release received.
My partner wanted to see this film and talked me into seeing it. The preview didn't look all that bad, the title amused me, and Stephen Rea happened to be in it, the talented star of The Crying Game. How bad could it be?
Astonishingly bad is the answer, and not in an "oh, but I love bad movies" kind of way. This is a monotonous, dull, confusing… Read more