Glittery Vampires in Love

Twilight, by Stephanie MeyerNo, you're not experiencing deja vu (or if you are, it's unrelated). Schaeffer's Ghost has already posted a review of Twilight—and quite a good one at that. And yet, I am compelled to review the first book in the series because I have been compelled to read it by my wife (possibly as revenge for my forcing her to read The Cowboy and the Vampire, which in turn was revenge for being subjected to Jane Eyre).If you haven't read Twilight, there's a good summary … [Read more...]

The Host: A Pro-Life Invasion of the Body-Snatchers

Review of The Host, Directed by Andrew NiccolBy Jennilee MillerThe Host opens with different snapshots from around the globe, panning out on different faces, distinctly human but with striking eyes encircled with a silver rim around the pupils:  beautiful and kind of creepy all at the same time.  A voiceover tells us that this is the future, humanity is all but extinct, and another species has taken over earth.  This other species, alien “Souls,” take over the human bodies to control thei … [Read more...]