Ms Kanta

Voracious reader and DPhil candidate blogs about books and scholarly life.

Category Archives: Reviews

Review: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’

Midnight releases, broken sales records, cosplaying wizards: the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was a flashback to the summer of 2007, when Harry Potter and the Deathly … Continue reading

01/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Review: ‘George and the Blue Moon’ — The Oxford Culture Review

In 2007, Lucy Hawking teamed up with her superstar physicist father Stephen to write a popular science trilogy for children. The George series, aimed at readers aged 8+, turned out … Continue reading

23/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Review: Tom Stoppard on text and performance — The Oxford Culture Review

How much “Shakespeare” is there in a Shakespeare play? A facetious question, perhaps. But it’s a question that is peculiarly specific to the theatre — how much of the author … Continue reading

21/05/2016 · 1 Comment

Review: ‘The Marriage of Kim K’ — The Oxford Culture Review

The Marriage of Figaro, and Kim Kardashian. If this combination sounds incongruous, it is perhaps because of the cultural value attached to opera in the twenty-first century, fitting into a … Continue reading

06/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Review: ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ — The Oxford Culture Review

Twenty seconds was all it took for the Sunday matinee of The Phantom of the Opera to sell out, after Milk & Two Sugars Productions announced this last-minute addition to … Continue reading

04/05/2016 · Leave a comment

Fan-fiction: fictie van een grote fan

Armada Ernest Cline In 2011 kwam, volledig uit het niets, een boek over games als nooit tevoren: Ernest Clines debuut Ready Player One. Het dystopische verhaal, dat zich afspeelt in … Continue reading

24/09/2015 · Leave a comment

Exhausting Star Trek parody

It is a surprising move, to say the least. Steven Erikson, author of the world-famous high fantasy series The Malazan Book of the Fallen, has written a science fiction parody. … Continue reading

05/07/2015 · 2 Comments

Review: ‘The Buried Giant’

Originally posted on The Oxford Culture Review:
Kazuo Ishiguro’s last work, Never Let Me Go (2005), forayed successfully into science fiction, projecting a grim future in which human beings are…

14/04/2015 · Leave a comment

Intense pre-university course that should’ve been properly updated

Introducing Quantum Theory: A Graphic Guide to Science’s Most Puzzling Discovery J.P. McEvoy and Oscar Zarate One wonders why popular physics books do not come with illustrations more often. In … Continue reading

08/04/2015 · Leave a comment

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