Ryan’s Best Books of 2021

2021 was a crazy year for me, and 2022 looks like it will be even crazier. These are the books that helped me make it through. Continue reading Ryan’s Best Books of 2021

Vigorously Written with Dampening Dialogue | Review of ‘Double Dexter’ (Dexter, #6)

By Cynthia Ayala

'Double Dexter' by Jeff Lindsey Doubleday
‘Double Dexter’ by Jeff Lindsey

Someone has seen Dexter doing his Dangerous Delicious hobby and they have learned from him. Now he has made Dexter their prey. Taking another’s identity and haunting Dexter, this man takes his time, taking control of Dexter, following him, planting clues and framing him for murder. Now it’s up to Dexter to hunt him down and turn the tide while simultaneously handling his life as a husband and father and his day job as a blood splatter analysis.

Published on October 18, 2011 by Doubleday. Double Dexter is the sixth novel in the Dexter series by Jeff Lindsey that follows Dexter Morgan, blood splatter analysis by say and serial killer by night, as he kills other monsters like himself and tries to live a normal life. Continue reading “Vigorously Written with Dampening Dialogue | Review of ‘Double Dexter’ (Dexter, #6)”

The Impossibility of Unrequited Love and the Effect of the Stalker – An Essay

Think of Dante and his Divine Comedy and what drove him to make such a piece of art – it was his unrequited love for Beatrice. This led him to – for all intents and purposes – become a stalker. That is what most stalkers are, people who have this innate desire to be with someone, even if it’s from afar. They watch, keep their distance, and even sometimes insert themselves into the lives of their victim, both mentally and physically. However, while not all situations revolving in unrequited love result in stalking, half the time they do. This is exactly what happens in the Spanish film Abre Los Ojos (Open Your Eyes). Cesar, the main character, suffers so incredibly by his inability to return the love of his stalker Nuria. She haunts him, even when she is not there. That is the impossibility of unrequited love. Cesar may not have felt anything for Nuria, but throughout the film, she continues to impact him, whether by reminding him of his constant fear of loneliness, his inability to take full control over his life or of her, his fear of homeliness and his fear of commitment. Nuria has impacted him incredibly and the film reveals that her unrequited love, the result of her stalking, left a mark, both physical and emotional. This is why the idea of unrequited love is impossible, because even when she is dead, she is still there affecting Cesar throughout the film, indirectly controlling his life. Continue reading “The Impossibility of Unrequited Love and the Effect of the Stalker – An Essay”

If Non-Stop Is A Speed Knockoff, Julianne Moore Is Sandra Bullock

By: Katey Rich With Taken 2 currently dominating theaters after making an incredible $50 million this weekend, now’s a great time for Liam Neeson to start setting up his next project– and, as you might expect by now, he’ll be putting his action skills to the test again. He’s already set to lead Non-Stop, a thriller in which he’ll play an air marshal responding to … Continue reading If Non-Stop Is A Speed Knockoff, Julianne Moore Is Sandra Bullock