Febookuary – The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Both Pleasing and Vile

Jekyll_and_Hyde_TitleWell here we are: the final week of Febookuary and only three reviews to go. Damn the momentum has been hard to keep up, with last week being a great example. Hopefully we can all forget about that with this review of one of the most well-known horror characters in fiction, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. So quick, let us transform into that ghastly and repetitive of things, the obligatory overview! Continue reading “Febookuary – The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Both Pleasing and Vile”

Febookuary – Burmese Days – An “Inferior” Tale

Burmese_daysAs the old cliché goes, better late than never I guess. I apologise to, I estimate, all three of you who were eagerly awaiting the Burmese Days review on Monday and found nothing but the blankness of my writing failures. That and my review of Colorless Tsukuru. I had been busy as of late and, while I could have avoided such tardiness by planning ahead and writing my review in advance, I was a bit too lethargic on that score and am now in the situation of having to write at least three reviews very quickly. Continue reading “Febookuary – Burmese Days – An “Inferior” Tale”

Reviews I Forgot to Do: Treasure Planet

imagesWhen did I start writing this?: 21st June 2014, pretty much as soon as I had finished my Titan A.E. review.

What was I writing it for?: I’d intended Treasure Planet to be a follow-up piece to the wasted film that was Titan A.E. I wanted to show how a film, similarly premised on space exploration, although with different goals, could be not only good, but so good that it warrants multiple viewings and pestering friends to watch it.

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My Plan for 2015

Hello there! I hope you’ve been enjoying the New Year so far, getting over hangovers, feeling that extra bit of flab develop round your belly, already breaking your New Year’s Resolution.

Well here at The Chronic Chronicler, I have my own resolution. My resolution this year is to not have any form of hiatus that has plagued me sine this blog’s inception. A tough challenge I know, but I have a way to help me keep posting.

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50 Books in a Year Challenge!

I should hire her to read the books for me... no, none of that blasphemy!
I should hire her to read the books for me… no, none of that blasphemy!

As you may have guessed from the title, for the entirety of 2014 I had been endeavouring to read 50 books. Why did I do this you may be asking? Well a friend of mine when I was still a student at University (I know, I live the sad life now) had done the challenge and was now on the 100 books in a year, maybe in 150 but I forget. But I do remember thinking it would be a lot of fun to do, since I’m a bit of a literary nerd, so I decided to give it a bash.

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