Category Fantasy

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

“It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.” – Kvothe, The Name of the Wind Patrick Rothfuss’ debut novel is quickly gaining ranks among the likes of Game of Thrones and has earned […]

Interview with George R.R. Martin

This interview was conducted for the April 2013 issue of New Jersey Monthly Magazine and appeared originally on njmonthly.com. Read the print-edition article here.  HBO’s medieval fantasy series Game of Thrones is based off Bayonne bred author George R.R. Martin’s seven-part book series called A Song of Ice and Fire. New Jersey Monthly writers Joanna […]

Peter Jackson’s Embellished Version of the Hobbit

“Every good story deserves to be embellished.” – Gandalf to Bilbo, An Unexpected Journey It’s pretty remarkable that the short children’s story The Hobbit has been stretched into three blockbuster movies, considering that the 1,000 page Lord of the Rings trilogy was also made into three blockbuster movies. Some (or most) have speculated it was […]

Tales of Dunk and Egg by George R.R. Martin

“A hedge knight must hold tight to his pride. Without it, he was no more than a sellsword.” – The Hedge Knight George R. R. Martin has published three novellas (with the fourth due in May 2013 and many more rumored to come) as prequels to the Song of Ice and Fire series, and begin […]

A Feast of Ice and Fire by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Sariann Lehrer

“Later came sweetbreads and pigeon pie and baked apples fragrant with cinnamon and lemon cakes frosted in sugar, but by then Sansa was so stuffed that she could not manage more than two little lemon cakes, as much as she loved them.” – A Game of Thrones Food is one of the most memorable aspects […]

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

“You think, as you walk away from Le Cirque de Reves and into the creeping dawn, that you felt more awake within the confines of the circus. You are no longer quite certain which side of the fence is the dream.” – The Night Circus Much like how Diagon Alley and Hogwarts were so inviting […]

The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike

“Now the world poured through her, wasted, down the drain. A woman is a hole, Alexandra had once read in the memoirs of a prostitute. In truth it felt less like being a hole than a sponge, a heavy squishy thing on this bed soaking out of the air all the futility and misery there […]