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FRIDAY NIGHT (re)VIEWERS: “No Map Could Show Them” by Helen Mort

When he read my recent review on Fitzgerald’s Tender is the night, John Mills (photo below) said he would like to write a review piece himself. As one thing led to another, the FRIDAY NIGHT (re)VIEWERS. We open today a new category on this website, where my book loving friends will publish reviews about their favourite, or…

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WEDNESDAY REVIEW: How Fitzgerald’s second American dream ends in middle age crisis

Over dinner on offer at Cafe Rouge a few weeks ago, I was talking to my poet friend John Mills about the book I had just finished at the time. Re-reading Tender is the night, first time in English, I decided it still is my favourite of Fitzgerald‘s work. Also, more importantly, neither I, nor my…

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SATURDAY REVIEW: Star Trek – Next Generation, the saga of humans in service to science & society

If I were to choose one thing to define Star Trek – Next Generation by, I wouldn’t hesitate. What, or better said, who else could it be other than the one character who held the news in August 2018 with his return? Obviously, I’m talking about Captain Jean-Luc Picard.  As I have already confessed in…

WEDNESDAY REVIEW: How my sci-fi history started in early childhood… with a book

Do you remember your favourite book character as a toddler? And what genre the book was? Even children’s books go by genres, and mine was a particular mix of interstellar fantasy. From there, my sci-fi history just carried on, naturally.    Titled The Little Fire Horse (I mention it in my childhood memoirs fragment here),…

SATURDAY REVIEW. From Star Trek to Westworld: the evolution of sci-fi series (as I know it)

Since the Star Trek convention at the NEC Birmingham, last month, I meant to write about the evolution of sci-fi series as I have experienced it. I became as a fan of Next Generation right after the fall of communism in Romania, in 1989. And in recent years I caught up with most of the other big…

SATURDAY REVIEW: The sweetest superhero around, Ant-Man, keeps the humour… with a twist

When Ant-Man and The Wasp ended, I realised what I liked most about this series. This atypical superhero makes the sweetest, most innocent and heart warming movies. But the second part sets a special twist on the scene. If you have already watched it, you know what I am talking about. If you haven’t, I won’t spoil…

What makes good doctors – 3 top qualities, from personal experience

I have known doctors and hospitals since the age of 1 year and 10 months, due to asthma and severe bronchitis. My memory keeps no record of the first prolonged stay in the Children’s Hospital in Timisoara, Romania. But I clearly remember the mixture of disappointment with resignation when I felt life draining out of…