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A Mind Needs Books, a TV Show, and a Deck of Cards

A Mind Needs Books, a TV Show, and a Deck of Cards

  George R. R. Martin’s book series A Song of Ice and Fire has become an iconic piece of high fantasy literature, almost on par with such works as The Lord of the Rings or the Chronicles of Narnia. This […]

The Lion in Winter (film) -> Becket (film)

The Lion in Winter (film) -> Becket (film)

The Lion in Winter and Becket are two landmarks of historical cinema, and interestingly Star Peter O’Toole in the lead playing Henry II in two different parts of his life (it is amazing what a beard will do). Both are […]

The Silence of the Lambs -> The Lion in Winter

The Silence of the Lambs -> The Lion in Winter

While the movies Silence of the Lambs and The Lion in Winter might not seem to have much in common, both would be lost without one of the principle actors – that is, Anthony Hopkins. In The Lion in Winter, Hopkins plays […]

Silence of the Lambs (novel) -> Silence of the Lambs (film)

Silence of the Lambs (novel) -> Silence of the Lambs (film)

  The Silence of the Lambs is an iconic horror stories that has become part of the American pop culture psyche. Most people know “Hannibal the Cannibal” even if they don’t know Clarice Starling or Buffalo Bill. The film helped an already extremely […]

Red Dragon (novel) -> Silence of the Lambs (novel)

Red Dragon (novel) -> Silence of the Lambs (novel)

Thomas Harris’ novel The Silence of the Lambs is the sequel to Red Dragon. There is some character overlap from story to story (Hannibal Lector, Jack Crawford, etc) but the main characters are different. The general storyline is similar – […]

Sunshine -> Sunshine’s Recipes

Sunshine -> Sunshine’s Recipes

                    For my creative essay assignment, I made a collection of recipes from Robin McKinley’s Sunshine. The novel is about a girl named Sunshine who works as a baker at a […]

Aesop’s “The Lion and the Mouse” -> Sunshine

Aesop’s “The Lion and the Mouse” -> Sunshine

Sunshine is a novel that was written by Robin McKinley in 2010, and is a sort of urban fantasy remake of the traditional the Lion and the Mouse fable. As AFRYBARGER says in her vector, “Aesop’s fable of “The Lion and […]

Vector: Book of Urizen -> Red Dragon (the film)

Vector: Book of Urizen -> Red Dragon (the film)

While the relationship between the movie The Red Dragon and The Book of Urizen might not be immediately apparent, they have more in common then intimidating sounding titles. The Red Dragon film is based off of Thomas Harris’ novel of […]

Half Life 2 -> Escape from City 17: Part 2

Half Life 2 -> Escape from City 17: Part 2

I feel required to start this post off by tell you something. It is painful to admit, but it is true. I have never finished playing Half Life 2 or Half Life 2:Episode 1. In fact, I have only played […]

Dante’s Inferno -> Garth Nix’s Sabriel

Dante’s Inferno -> Garth Nix’s Sabriel

Death is something fantasy writers come back to, time and again. In novels, it is easy to stretch the boundaries of reality, and death is often what is manipulated. However, few works describe the afterlife as thoroughly as Dante’s Divine […]

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