Review: Resonance

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Disclaimer: I got a copy of the game as a backer of the production Kickstarter, and my name appears in the credits. This review contains spoilers.


Well, I finally finished Resonance. Yes, it took a long time.


A bit of history:

Resonance is one of the earliest projects I backed on Kickstarter, if not the first. I didn’t know Vince Twelve, but he had very good references, and the trailer looked good, and he asked for very … (Read more)

How I met your (step)mother

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So after 9 seasons and a year-long wedding, How I met your mother came to an end. In the worst possible way.

I agree pretty much with everything said in this post, but summing up: it basically undid everything after season 3 and treated the mother very poorly, just to fit with an ending they had planned years ago when the series wasn’t so long and so many things hadn’t happened.

Had this happened at the end of season … (Read more)

Review: The Casual Vacancy

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The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I understand this isn’t my kind of book. I only bought it because it was from JK Rowling, and only finished it for pretty much the same reason.
The first part felt awfully long and sluggish, as we’re presented with a huge cast of characters at the same time, all with their own peculiar families and problems and goals, and each of them is given screen time. The
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Nuova mostra: Into the trees

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La mia nuova mostra “Into the trees” sarà esposta dal 2 maggio 2014 presso il Mascotte Cafè, in Via Lodovico Ariosto, 2 a Reggio Emilia (di fianco a piazza Roversi, a pochi passi dalla Biblioteca Panizzi) nell’ambito di Fotografia Europea 2014.

A breve maggiori dati sugli orari di apertura e sull’inaugurazione.… (Read more)

Review: Nine Goblins

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Nine GoblinsNine Goblins by T. Kingfisher

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Likeable goblin military rascals, an elf veterinarian, misguided magic, and a lot of good intentions that go awry are the basic recipe for this novella, whose only fault is being too bloody short because these characters deserve a whole book or more. (Also, worst kept secret in history, T. Kingfisher is really Ursula Vernon writing under her “not a writer of children’s book” persona)


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Review: Raising Steam

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Raising SteamRaising Steam by Terry Pratchett
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

There are a lot of succulent ingredients in this book: steam power, the railroad, industrial revolution and cultural revolution, lots of recurring characters, and of course a generous helping of the Moist von Lipwig charm we all love.
Unfortunately it doesn’t all seem to gel together much. Things just sort of… happen, one after the other, rather than be tied together with a nice bow. The characters, too, seem … (Read more)

Review: When Did You See Her Last?

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When Did You See Her Last? (All The Wrong Questions, #2)When Did You See Her Last? by Lemony Snicket

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This series just keeps getting better.
By remaining in Stain’d-by-the-Sea we’re allowed to follow Snicket’s cracking of a new case while at the same time reinforcing his ties with the cast of characters and finding out more about the overarching mystery of Hangfire and the Bombinating Beast. This makes ATWQ somewhat more palatable and less frustrating for those (mostly adults, at least in my experience) … (Read more)