Let’s Talk Tropes: Happily Ever Afters

I’m not sure when happy endings fell out of fashion, but I do know that present-day narratives generally strive for a distorted concept of realism where the grittier and darker it is, the more “realistic” it is. At the very least, this is the case for fantasy novels, so much so that the concept of … More Let’s Talk Tropes: Happily Ever Afters

Book Review: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

I think it’s somewhat ironic, after discussing parts to whole when contemplating a book’s goodness, that I’ve stumbled across a book that just won’t give me an answer. What is good in it is well-planned and cross-referenced in a way that makes it feel like you’re solving a mystery, and books like that tend to … More Book Review: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern