Roald Dahl

I am sure that everybody, at some point or other, has heard of Roald Dahl. And I am not talking about British kids here, who will know his stories, or at least some of them, by heart. I'm talking about the rest of the world, mostly, of course, Germany, as I am myself a German. … Continue reading Roald Dahl

“Letzte Stunde vor den Ferien” vom Neo Magazin Royale mit Jan Böhmermann

Dass ich ein großer Fan von Jan Böhmermann und seinem Neo Magazin Royale bin ist wohl schon bei meinem letzten Blogbeitrag über ihn aufgefallen, jetzt hat er seinen Status als einer der besten deutschen Entertainer noch einmal untermauert. Mit dem Segment "Letzte Stunde vor den Ferien" hat er nicht nur vier Klassiker der deutschen Literatur … Continue reading “Letzte Stunde vor den Ferien” vom Neo Magazin Royale mit Jan Böhmermann

“Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro

After re-reading "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood and watching the Hulu-adaptation I remembered one other dystopian story that had a profound effect on me. "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro is a 2005 novel, was adapted in 2010 for the big screen by Mark Romanek, and a novel I never actually read. I watched … Continue reading “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro

“The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood

Ever since Donald Trump has become president of the United States interest in dystopian novels such as George Orwell's "1984", Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" or Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" has peaked. Yet it is one novel in particular and especially its adaptation into a series that have caused quite the stir, with the series … Continue reading “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood

Jay Asher’s “13 Reasons Why”

To be honest, I had never heard of "13 Reasons Why" or Jay Asher before the show of the same name premiered on Netflix, and even then I just saw it pop up on my screen as a suggestion and didn't bother with it. However, as the controversy around it grew bigger I decided to … Continue reading Jay Asher’s “13 Reasons Why”

A Goodbye to “Girls”

Ever since "Girls" premiered on HBO I didn't know whether to like or dislike Lena Dunham (I could say hate, but that's a strong word and I'm not totally sure I can feel that range of emotion due to my emotional laziness). I watched its first three seasons, then stopped watching it because it kind … Continue reading A Goodbye to “Girls”

AMC’s “The Walking Dead”

I know, I'm late to the game with only posting this now, but with "The Walking Dead" being late has kind of been my thing. I started watching the show when it was already in its fourth season, and by the way, the show was the very reason why I got Netflix "only for the … Continue reading AMC’s “The Walking Dead”

T.C. Boyle’s “The Terranauts”

I said it before, and I'll say it again: Fantasy is my thing, young adult fiction is my thing, science fiction is my thing, basically everything that has wizards or dragons or vampires or young people with anxiety problems or space ships or all of the above in it is my thing. Historic fiction? Thrillers? … Continue reading T.C. Boyle’s “The Terranauts”

Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events”

Friday the thirteenth might be considered an unfortunate day, but fortunately for us, we can spend it watching Netflix's new show, none other than "A Series of Unfortunate Events". I had heard about the book series by Lemony Snicket countless of times, but never really got around to reading it. However, following the announcement that … Continue reading Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events”

“Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them” by J.K. Rowling

It has been a magical year for all fans of the Wizarding World J. K. Rowling so kindly introduced us to nearly twenty years ago. With "Harry Potter and The Cursed Child" we got a glimpse at life after Hogwarts, starting exactly where the epilogue left us off at the end of the last Potter … Continue reading “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them” by J.K. Rowling