Monthly Archives: June 2015

“The Princes Bride” by S. Morgenstern (abridged by William Goldman)

A long time ago, in a land far, far away, I was bored. Bored enough to try reading a new book (but not bored enough to read Twilight, because even though this was a long time ago, it was after … Continue reading

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Why I’m looking forward to Season 6 of Game of Thrones

Based on the internet chatter, I predict Season 6 of Game of Thrones will see a significant drop viewership as more viewers get frustrated waiting for a payoff. It’d be the first dropoff in the show’s five years. For my part, I plan to … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Retrospective, Part 2

As I originally stated, I came to the Harry Potter series informed – or spoiled – by the films. I enjoyed the films and think they’re relatively faithful adaptations of the books, but didn’t find them particularly compelling as stories. The films … Continue reading

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“Game of Thrones” Season 5: What is it all about?

I’m often asked for my opinion on HBO’s Game of Thrones. So I might as well get this out of the way now that Season 5 has just ended. I like Game of Thrones. I watch the show regularly and have read several of George … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Retrospective, Part 1

If my discussion of the Harry Potter novels seemed to alternate between praise and criticism, that’s probably a fair reflections of my feelings. I enjoy the books, and even came to respect J.K. Rowling’s talents as a writer. I can understand why the series became so popular. At … Continue reading

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Jurassic Park

Jurassic World is coming to theaters this today (June 12). Before I watch it, I decided to take another look at the original and see why it holds up so well… There are thousands of reasons why Jurassic Park holds up so … Continue reading

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“The Tales of Beedle the Bard” by J.K. Rowling

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Dumbledore leaves Hermione a book of children’s stories called The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Initially, Hermione is puzzled. Why not leave something more practical that might help them destroy Horcruxes? Of course, “The Tale of … Continue reading

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Time to Tweet!

I’ve finally entered the 21st century… I’ve set up a Twitter account (@NardiViews). From now on, I’ll tweet links to new content on my blog. I might also tweet links to articles or short comments that don’t necessarily deserve an entire post. … Continue reading

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