Page vs Screen: The Martian

In 2011, Andy Weir’s novel The Martian was published and promptly became a bestseller. Then, in 2015, the film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon came out. So here, in 2019, is my belated comparison of the two. (Also, here is my review of the book.) I’ll ramble, then I’ll score both versions. …

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Book Review | The Last Olympian

The final book of the Percy Jackson series, The Last Olympian, strangely reminds me of an Avengers movie—a major battle, most of the important characters in one place, lots of danger and a fast-paced plot. But instead of superheroes, purple aliens with gold gloves, and so-called figures from Norse mythology, we have the ever-sarcastic Percy …

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Book Review | The Battle of the Labyrinth

In The Battle of the Labyrinth, the penultimate book of the Percy Jackson series, war is imminent. Those at Camp Half-Blood fear infiltration, and Percy is attacked at freshman orientation. Knowing time is running out, Annabeth, Percy, and friends head into the Labyrinth. There, they meet many obstacles and learn new, surprising information about the …

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