Posts in the Category: Robin’s Reviews
Queensryche – London
Quite an old song by Queensryche from the 1986 release Rage For Order is London.
The lyrics are about Jack-the-Ripper and are quite Poe-esque (Edgar wrote more than one story where a narrating psychopath sobs about his own …Read Full Article
For the millionth time, Robin saw the mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap by Rob Reiner (director) and Christopher Guest, who plays the role of Nigel Tuflin and wrote the script together with Reiner (and others). The ultimate satire for anyone …Read Full Article
The song “Mr. Brightside” by the Killers has an awesome video:
The antagonist in this video is a potential role model for middle-aged men having a crush on girls like the one with the white wig.
Playing the guitar …Read Full Article
Albert Camus – Myth of Sisyphus
Robin got the chance to read an essay by Albert Camus that made its author famous: Myth of Sisyphus.
In a nutshell: it suggests that there is no objective meaning of life at all and that …Read Full Article
Today’s author: Paolo Coelho!
Robin read three novels by Coelho he found quite okay. Here we go!
The story about a young girl from Brazil who becomes a prostitute in Switzerland, gets to know a kinky artist and falls in …Read Full Article
Robin saw parts of a real-time animation of the sinking of the RMS Titanic.
Particularly interesting he found that
The fireworks (no distress signal rockets were on board so the crew had to use the ones for partying instead) were let …Read Full Article
Today’s writer: Ambrose Bierce
Though there a many works by civil-war-veteran Bierce worth reading, Robin likes one masterpiece in particular:
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.
First published in 1890 this short story is now one of the most famous in …Read Full Article
Today’s poet: Oscar Wilde!
Robin is a confessing fan of the gothic stuff by Wilde; here comes one play and one novel.
A play about the true motives of Salome wanting the head of John the Baptist on a silver plate …Read Full Article
On recommendation and inspired by fatal pandemics and virus outbreaks Robin watched the post-apocalyptic film “I am Legend” with Will Smith from 2007.
In the novel of the same name by Richard Matheson it turns out at the end that the …Read Full Article
Robin saw the adventure/horror/comedy flic The Babysitter from 2017 and is intrigued.
It is about Cole, a 12-year-old boy, who is a bullied and adolescent underdog at the beginning but matures into a real hero – and that in the guise …