Category: Books Archives | Dorkadia

Aug
17

Hate-Reading Anita Blake

It’s not the longest book series in the world. Discworld topped out at 45 books. Those The Cat Who… books number in the 30s. The Dray Prescot series consisted of 53 books written between 1973 and 1998, which is amazing […]

Aug
10

The Night Circus

There’s two books from the last ten years I recommend to everyone looking for a good read. One is 2007’s The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver. The other is 2011’s The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Today I’ll be focused on the latter, […]

May
25

…And Another Thing

Continuing a beloved book series after an author has passed away is a tricky thing. Compare the post-Ian Fleming Bond novels to the 14 entries in the Dune franchise. Critics may appreciate the new work, as in the case of Kyle Mills, who continued […]

Mar
16

The JCU: Joss Whedon’s Comic Universe

Nerds know heartbreak. Our favorite TV shows get cancelled (Star Trek), beloved characters die (Terminator), beloved comic properties turn to shit on screen when artistic vision clashes with the movie business (X-Men: The Last Stand, Spider-Man 3). It seems like there’s […]

Mar
09

Silent Night, Unholy Night

Just who were the wise men, really? Sure, I knew the story. I was raised Lutheran. Three wise men appear in the middle of the night, offering gold, frankincense and myrrh to Joseph and Mary to celebrate the birth of […]

Jan
05

Heart-Shaped Box

One of my favorite things about discovering good art (whether that’s movies, music, or games) is when good art leads me to more good art. Such was the case with the recent movie Horns, which I reviewed back in October for Dorkadia. […]

Oct
28

Viable Paradise

This October, I was fortunate enough to attend Viable Paradise XVIII, an annual workshop meeting in Martha’s Vineyard for the XVIII-th time. We twenty-four happy aspiring authors, fragile and vulnerable manuscripts in hand, landed on the island to have our […]

Aug
18

Review: The Last Werewolf

Stop what you’re doing and look up ennui in Urbandictionary. Then read this book. Humans are endlessly fascinated by new things: new books, new movies, new bands. We bend over backward to try out new restaurants; we max out our credit […]

Aug
04

Review: Dr. Sleep

Stephen King’s sequel to one of his most beloved books is decent enough, although it’s tough not to see its publication as a swipe at Stanley Kubrick. Is twelve too early to read about haunted hotels, gypsy curses, and dormant […]

Apr
30

Attack on Titan – Big action, fast plot, shallow characters

It really seems like Attack on Titan has been one of the hottest new anime properties out there as of late. I stopped counting the amount of cosplay based on it at Emerald City Comic Con after the first few […]

Apr
28

Who is Damian Wayne?

I have been (not so) patiently waiting for May 6th to arrive – because it brings the latest DC animated movie “Son of Batman“. It’s no secret that i’m a huge Batman nerd, but also, I really liked Damian Wayne! And […]

Mar
24

Locke and Key

Joe Hill is a pitiless bastard. Two weeks ago I got up early on a Saturday morning and read the last volume of Locke and Key, Alpha and Omega.  I’d been planning to write my review for last week about […]

Feb
14

Loki: Agent of Asgard – Trust Me #1

I’ve been reading comics off and on since I was six years old and Superman died. The thing about being a female comic book fan is that even from an early age, you’re made very aware that superhero books are […]

Jan
10

3 Reasons Captain Marvel Needs a Solo Series

The following article contains some spoilers for the New 52’s Shazam, recently released as a graphic novel. DC’s Captain Marvel is my absolute favorite superhero and I want to see more of him – I want to see him have […]

Dec
27

A1: The World’s Greatest Comics – Lots of content, not enough context

I grew up reading a ton of fiction anthology series. Everything from Sword and Sorceress to stuff like Cats, Magical Familiars! and I loved them, even when they revolved around talking cats (or maybe especially). As I got more into […]

Nov
22

New Comics, No Capes – Part Two

I’m here to continue a look at brand new, non-superhero comics to have recently been released. Looking over this week’s round up, I realize that every one of these books has been published by Image. This wasn’t intention on my […]

Nov
15

New Comics, No Capes – Part One

Non-superhero comics seem to be really picking up lately, with major publishers like DC and Image really pushing some innovative, interesting titles. Within the last few months a bunch of new books have hit the stores and because I’m a […]

Nov
05

Fantasy/Sci-Fi Book Review Roundup

Daylight Savings has ended, which means that Seattle can stop pretending to give us clement weather and get on with the natural cold grey dark. Unless you’re one of our readers from the Antipodean wonderlands (in which case, good luck […]

Oct
30

Batman: The Long Halloween

I wanted to write something today Halloween-esque, (other than my review of Halloween costumes this year!) and the first thing to come to mind was Batman: The Long Halloween. While normally I start to fan-girl out here about an awesome […]

Oct
17

Code Monkey Save World – Kickstarter’s Best

Jonathon Coulton’s music is an instantly notable part of modern nerd culture. ‘Still Alive’ is one of the most recognizable songs to come from a video game in the last decade – start singing a lyric and there’s not many […]

Oct
08

Holy Crap It’s Republic of Thieves!

“FANTASY EVENT OF THE YEAR” is ad-copy noise, so blaring and ubiquitous as to be totally meaningless. Whose year are we even talking about? But when pictures of the ARC for Republic of Thieves hit the Twitterverse, with said ad-copy […]