Fahrenheit 451 is a book about the burning of books in a hellish future world. If you have never read it, do so. But if you have, you may, like me, have been curious about where some of the allusions to other books came from. This post is an attempt to round up a few … More Fahrenheit 451 – Use Your Allusion
This is something I’ve meant to write for quite a while. I’m no comics expert, just someone interested in the subject so if there are any errors here, they are mine alone. Thanks to the ever-helpful Wikipedia pages plus various online sources for their help in compiling this information. Comics are a rich source of … More The Ages of Comics – A Four Part Saga
“Men of good fortune, often cause empires to fall / While men of poor beginnings, often can’t do anything at all.” – Lou Reed This is an analysis of the excellent Neil Gaiman story ‘Men of Good Fortune’ which first appeared in the Sandman series (Volume 2 – ‘A Doll’s House.’). It concerns Hob Gadling, … More Analysis – Neil Gaiman’s ‘Men of Good Fortune’ – a labour of love.
In honour of my recent post about one of mankind’s greatest achievements – libraries, here’s a list to reflect the honorable practice of founding, assembling and maintaining them. Some of History’s Famous Librarians, Library Founders and Bibliophiles Ashurbanipal (c. 668 – 627BC) King of the neo-Assyrian empire and founder of one of the earliest known … More Librarians and Library Founders
I have been a fan of Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! books almost as long as I have been reading. Here is my affectionate tribute to his series and the results of a recent playthrough I did. I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it. Any mistakes in this are entirely down … More Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! – Walkthrough Guide
My humble attempt to map out one of literature’s greatest arenas of the imagination. Enjoy. Map of Dante’s Inferno Vestibule (The Futile and the Pusillanimous) – Celestine V / Pontius Pilate (text unclear) – Chase after an ever-moving banner while stung by wasps, insects etc. Upper Hell Circle One / Limbo (The Noble Pagans) – Denied … More Guide to Dante’s Inferno
This is a little disjointed and a little rambling – but then, so are the best libraries and labyrinths… I am a classic introvert – and that’s one of the reasons I have always loved libraries as well as labyrinths. What do I mean by this? Unwind your ball of thread with me as I … More Libraries and Labyrinths