• The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
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    Why The Hobbit is not The Lord of the Rings and why it doesn’t matter

    SPOILERS. DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE MOVIE YET. Since The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hit theatres, I’ve been reading a lot of articles, blogs and comments online about how it has nothing on The Lord of the Rings trilogy that came out a few years ago. That it’s too light, too simple, too funny and generally not befitting a series that has so far been of epic nature. And finally, there’s been much said for and against Peter Jackson and co deciding to convert a small, thin book into three movies. A lot of it is misconception…

  • Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen
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    Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (Book review)

    I’d bought Water for Elephants over a year ago but with the ongoing Masters the time to read it finally came just over a month ago. This isn’t a book I’m going to be raving about in terms of the wait having been worth it, and yet it is one I certainly enjoyed. It is a tale told in flashback. Our narrator, Jacob Jankowski is in an old age home reminiscing about the time he ran away to join a circus. The 23 year old Polish American had left his veterinarian studies right before graduation after the death of his…

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