Sea Creatures by Susanna Daniel

Sussanna Daniel’s Sea Creatures is one of the most simultaneously hideous and boring novels that I have ever had the misfortune of reading. With no likable characters and a relentlessly tedious plot, I am baffled by the critical acclaim that this book has consistently garnered. I am here to tell you that the praise is undeserved.  Continue reading “Sea Creatures by Susanna Daniel”

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Carrie the Remake versus Carrie by Stephen King

Carrie did not need to be remade. The book is awesome, and the original movie is pretty darn good. Of course, when I heard that an updated version was being released, I knew I had to see it. I quickly reread the endearing little novel, and prepared myself to be amazed. Okay, maybe not amazed, but at least entertained. As it turns out, I was not amazed or entertained. My sister and fellow critic, Tarah, has a way of pointing out crucial downfalls of films and literature, and she hit this one right on the head: what the Carrie remake is so desperately lacking is a point. Continue reading “Carrie the Remake versus Carrie by Stephen King”