Book Review: At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen

At the Water’s Edge | by Sara Gruen | 368 pages | rating: 3.5/5 The brief: Set in Scotland against the backdrop of World War II, Gruen’s story follows three upper-class characters (Madeline, Ellis and Hank) on their quest to prove the existence of the Loch Ness Monster. Despite its initial intrigue, the story itself…

Movie Comment: Jupiter Ascending

Jupiter Ascending | The Wachowskis | 127 mins. | PG-13   The Wachowski siblings follow-up their wildly underrated sci-fi venture Cloud Atlas (2012) with Jupiter Ascending, starring Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum and Eddie Redmayne. When Jupiter was first announced, I’ll admit, I was very intrigued – mostly because I’m a big fan of Eddie Redmayne as an…

Reading: The Night Circus

I’ve just finished reading Erin Morgenstern’s fantasy novel The Night Circus. I found Morgenstern’s novel to be a read that captivated me with gorgeous sensory writing and vivid imagination.  The idea of a circus (Le Cirque des Rêves) that’s only operational at night and of magicians, or illusionists rather, bound to one another – for the duration of a…