The Phantom of the Opera: The Lost Chapter by Gaston Leroux, Caitlin G. Freeman (translator)

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, novels were first published in serialized formats in newspapers or magazines.  It wasn't uncommon for whole chapters to be rewritten, added, or otherwise removed before the story was finally collected as a complete finished novel.  Think of it as a means for an author to allow readers to beta read … Continue reading The Phantom of the Opera: The Lost Chapter by Gaston Leroux, Caitlin G. Freeman (translator)

The Mummy, 2017

Between his work on Star Trek and Transformers, I am in no way a fan of Alex Kurtzman.   He's one of those clowns who proudly declares himself to be a fan of something and then wades into a project with a complete misunderstanding of what makes those stories work.  His demonstrations of veneer over substance … Continue reading The Mummy, 2017