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bioshock: rapture – book review


Spoilers ahead! Don’t read this review just yet if you haven’t played the game and don’t want major plot points to be revealed to you. Go play Bioshock (and maybe Bioshock 2) and come back later. Don’t worry, this review won’t go anywhere!

Ah, Rapture. How you terrify and intrigue me at the same time. A sprawling society under the sea may sound ridiculous to some (“A city at the bottom of the ocean? Ridiculous.“), but the one created in the 2007 video game Bioshock is nothing short of enchanting. And horrifying. If you’ve played the games like I recommended in my spoiler warning up above, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. John Shirley’s Rapture aims to add a little more backstory and clarifications of the first game, showing how one man’s idea became a deadly mess.

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star wars: the force awakens – film review


By now you’re probably sick of seeing Star Wars everywhere you go – I know I was getting a little annoyed at being bombarded by stormtrooper faces everywhere I went. So that’s why I’m apologising in advance for joining everyone else in talking (at length) about this film. But oh, this film! I finally watched it yesterday, and let me tell you that falling asleep is extremely difficult when you’re re-watching a 2-hour-long film in your head and overanalysing every single scene. So in the interest of getting a better night’s sleep tonight, here are all my thoughts written out, which will hopefully stop them from bubbling in my head.

Let’s start with the standard procedure:

POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD! If you don’t want anything spoiled, don’t read this!

(I’d also like to add that I’m not a hardcore™ Star Wars fan, I just like the films, meaning that I might get a few facts wrong. Go easy on me, okay?)

Now that that’s over with… on to the review!

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