23.6.14

Review: Codex Born


Codex Born
Codex Born by Jim C. Hines

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



Enjoyed it well enough. Some of the concepts and approaches are quite progressive and novel, as I would expect from Jim C Hines, and it was a quick read. More like 3.5 stars...



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21.6.14

jump the tracks...

Snowpiercer (2013)


Ok, so that was so not what I expected.

I thought sci-fi dystopian action with maybe a dash of socio-political messaging.

It became clear rather quickly that there was a bucketload more than a dash. It bears much resemblance to Brazil in a way. The settings claustrophobic and implausible quite intentionally. Do make sure to watch subtitled, or you'll miss out. Don't go relying on that faulty translation gizmo. It's hard to hear, and often incorrect.