Lovecraft Country Review – Racism is far uglier than cosmic horror

It wasn’t until the HBO trailer dropped that Lovecraft Country jumped into my hands, escaping the clutches of my reading list. I love Lovecraftian lore and mythos, which is why this book stood out to me. Having read it, I adore it not for its depiction of cosmic horror but for its self-aware commentary on… Continue reading Lovecraft Country Review – Racism is far uglier than cosmic horror

The Three Body Problem Review – Imaginative but lacks personality

The Three-Body Problem is the first book I’ve read by a Chinese author. It lived up to its hype… almost. It’s a wildly imaginative story backed by hard science. But it’s lacking emotional heft and lacks in-depth characterization. Liu’s approach to aliens is vastly different. They’re technologically more advanced than us, yet they have their… Continue reading The Three Body Problem Review – Imaginative but lacks personality