Whose Story is It Anyway?

Every story is about someone, one particular character without whom the story could simply not be told. Every time we pick up a book or watch a movie, we are investing in this  single character.  It might be the main character; it usually is.  We follow them as spectators through their adventures, trials, and journeys, [...]

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – Review Part 1 – Expectations

I had planned on writing this prior to seeing the film, but I got sidetracked with other things and couldn’t find the time. Instead, I will do my best to write my most unbiased opinions of what I expected from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince based solely on the novel, which I haven’t read [...]


So in my nervous scatterbrainedness of the past few days, I forgot to upload a draft of today's post before going out of town. I have it written and ready to be edited, but it sits in my "Ideas and Drafts" folder on my computer at home, and I'm out of town until late this [...]

The Death of the Author in the Information Age

The idea of “death of the author” primarily means that once a work is created that the author’s influence on it is non-existent, that it is solely in the reader’s hands to place meaning in a text. This is to say that whatever intentions a writer has for a book (or a director for a [...]