Latest novels in EnglishApril 5, 2014 – 10:59 am

Latest novels in English

This tumultuous tale of life in a bleak farmhouse on the Yorkshire moors is a popular set text for GCSE and A-level English study, but away from the demands of the classroom it’s easier to enjoy its drama and intensity. Populated largely by characters whose inability to control their own emotions leads to violence and revenge, it’s a tale that spans two generations and two families. At the heart of the story is the mysterious ‘gypsy’, Heathcliff…

New novels in MayJanuary 30, 2015 – 05:46 pm

New novels in May

The New York Times bestselling author launches The Mapmaker s Children at Brown University. Sarah McCoy, author of The New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel, The Baker’s Daughter, has a new book out this Tuesday, and she s come to Providence to launch it. The event, hosted by the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice and, is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5 at Brown University. Here s the synopsis of The Mapmaker s Children, McCoy s third…

Visual novels murder mysteryJune 11, 2015 – 11:51 am

Visual novels murder mystery

These are, in my opinion, the best translated Visual Novels out there. Keep in mind that if I haven’t read them they can’t make it here, so don’t worry if you don’t see your favorites. Likewise, if they’re not in English I can’t read them. If you’re new to visual novels and want to know more about them, feel free to ask either here or using one of the options on my “Contact / Follow Me” page (under the “About” tab). Also, keep in mind that any PSP…

Visual novels About vampiresMarch 7, 2015 – 09:08 am

Visual novels About vampires

Fatal Hearts is a visual novel from Hanako Games, an independent American group of small time game makers.Fatal Hearts is a heartrendingly sad and romantic coming of age story about Christina, a bored teenager wasting her summer with her friend Lucy. When young women begin to turn up murdered in abandoned areas, and Christina happens across one of them, her life is changed forever as she is drawn into a strange world of vampire cults and werewolf…

Visual novels with gameplayNovember 4, 2014 – 12:07 pm

Visual novels with gameplay

The ever-present mechanic I’ve noticed in many Japanese games is Visual Novel dialogue and storytelling. It’s used in games such as Valkyria Chronicles, Disgaea, Advance Wars, Metal Gear Solid, Ar Tonelico… The list just goes on and on. I’m so used to visual novels that I’ve almost taken it for granted in Japanese games, but since it’s so prevalent, it should be observed for its form and purpose even more. This raises some interesting questions: What…

Latest novels by James PattersonOctober 11, 2014 – 12:06 pm

Latest novels by James Patterson

James Patterson s empire is a vast one, and the movies and TV shows based on his work are myriad. With the dual CBS series, the Alex Cross project and, a little further down the road, a film called Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, distributed by Lionsgate and produced by Participant Media, the Patterson brand is connected to a whole array of entertainment properties, stories and characters—including those lions, named Felix and Major. Oh…

Telugu novels Good OneApril 15, 2015 – 04:34 pm

Telugu novels Good One

Maya Bazaar (1957) First-of-its-kind film in the history of Indian Cinema for its cinematography, Art Direction and Visual effects, considering the technology available at that time. A bi-lingual film directed by Kadri Venkata Reddy released in Telugu first and then later, in Tamil and Kannada. It was quite a risky feat of investing INR 33 Lacs on a film like this and the risk bore fruits when the film collected INR 80 Lacs. Remember, it was in 1957…