Tagged: humor

Book Review “The Donkey King and Other Stories”, Christopher Lindsay

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” Neil Gaiman I love fairytales. And I still read them and probably, just like Audrey Hepburn, I like them best of all. Not because they are so fascinating and wizardly wonderful, but because they are teaching us: that good and evil is not ‘abstract concepts’ no...

The day will happen… whether you get up or not

“If you have ever come up against Nothing you have no idea how it can scare you out of your wits. When I was a child I used to be afraid of Something in the dark. I know now that the most fearful thing about the dark is that we may find Nothing in it.” Howard Spring Ray’s day in pictures: Sharing the table of contents from my upcoming book...

Book Review “The Book of HIDDEN THINGS”, Francesco Dimitri

Once upon a time, Ray went to the book store because he wanted to read a fantasy book and… bought “The Book of HIDDEN THINGS”. “God works in mysterious ways.” William Cowper Pitch: 4 friends (Art, Fabio, Tony, and Mauro) have a pact – to meet up on the same day every year in the small hometown, Casalfranco, in southern Italy. What can go wrong? They are fully grown dudes...

Book Review “Artemis”, Andy Weir

“Building a civilization is an ugly thing.” Andy Weir I never read (or watched) “The Martian”, but because I’m trying to write a sci-fi story, I decided to spend some of my free time studying the genre. “Artemis” caught my eye because it: Is short, Has a minimalistic design, Utilizes a nice font Has lots of dialogues What can I say about the book (in general)? Seems like the author...

“The Pearl Territory” chapter 4

Reminder: Mars is divided in 9 “circles” (or regions): Circle SciTech Circle Energy Circle FoodFarm Circle Impro (studying, teaching, learning) Circle BioMed Circle Junk Circle Rulers Circle Casso (artistic) Circle Seeds (kids; keeps separately) Each circle has a leader. Every week, the leaders gather in the Ellipse Hall. They represent the government and call themselves “Team Happiness,” or HT. “Soul repository” is the place where you can leave your soul....

“Write. Publish. Repeat.” by Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant, David Wright #takeaways

A book read by a thousand different people is a thousand different books.”Andrei Tarkovsky In the book “Write. Publish. Repeat” authors Sean Platt, David Wright and Johnny B. Truant explained how to build a thriving international publishing empire with no luck required… In two words – you have to work your ass off, never give up and see your “writing” as a business.  My rate is 3 – you can find...

Book Review “The Bohemian Incident”, Thomas Arnfelt

“…they had shaved heads. Drilled into their foreheads was a small green stone, big as a lead ball. In one cell a man hung stretched against the wall, fastened with iron around his wrists and feet and with a hood over his face.” It is 1613 and yes, I know what you are thinking – ah, same old, same old… tortures, witches, monks, horses, beer. You are very close to...