Category Archives: Diana Wynne Jones

Growing Up Magical

The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman – A twist on the concept of the feral child raised by animals instead tells about a kid raised by the spirits of the dead, with some help from a few other supernatural beings … Continue reading

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Don’t Morlocks Live in the Future?

The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells – Published in 1895, this was not the first time travel story, but definitely a pioneering work in the genre. The protagonist known simply as the Time Traveller uses a vehicle to travel to … Continue reading

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Chaldean Time in Motion

The Islands of Chaldea, by Diana Wynne and Ursula Jones – Diana was working on this book when she died, and left no notes as to how the plot would wrap up. Her sister Ursula finished it, and readers have … Continue reading

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I’m Just Looking for the Divine Hammer

The Mighty Thor Omnibus, Volume 1, by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby – As I’ve become somewhat more interested in comics recently and I’ve been interested in mythology for a long time, I thought I should check out some of … Continue reading

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Do Not Forget to Remember

My LiveJournal friend Laura mentioned a few weeks ago that she didn’t like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. because of Agent Coulson’s desire to hide things from the public, and that she disliked Men in Black for much the same reason. I … Continue reading

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Saving Thomas Lynn

Fire and Hemlock, by Diana Wynne Jones – I found the pacing in this one rather odd, as it came across as rather slow up until the final part, at which point I wanted to finish it really quickly to … Continue reading

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Sissy Fuss

You know who Sisyphus is, right? He’s the guy who has to push a boulder to the top of a hill, only to have it roll right back down again once he reaches the top. Why is he subject to … Continue reading

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