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Space Mowgli, novel by Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky (1971) - Book review by Kadmon
Space Mowgli, novel by the Strugatsky brothers (1971)
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Article updated: 2020.02.11

The Space Mowgli is a novel by Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky. The book was reviewed by Kadmon.

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Product: Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky: Space Mowgli novel (1971)

Title: Аркадий Стругацкий и Борис Стругацкий: Малыш / Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky: Kid

Setting: Noon Universe

Date of publication: 1971

English edition: Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky: Space Mowgli, Publisher: Macmillan, Date of publication: 1982, Translated by: Roger DeGaris

Hungarian edition: Arkagyij Sztrugackij és Borisz Sztrugackij: A kölyök / The kid, Publisher: Móra Ferenc Könyvkiadó / Kozmosz Könyvek, Date of publication: 1977, Translated by: Apostol András

Product type: Novel, 150+ pages, Genre: Futuristic science fiction, Style: space exploration

Reviewer: Kadmon, Type: Male, 40s, Taste: Immersive, logical story, consistent setting, prefers surprises

Reading: Recent (2020.01), I might have read it before, but I didn't remember any of the story

Rating: Average (2/3 pont), Enjoyment: Lower than average (2-/3 pont)

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The Space Mowgli is a novel by Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky, published in 1971. The version I've read is the Hungarian edition, published by Kozmosz Könyvek in 1977. This is a space exploration story, about a group of scientists who run into unexpected events on a terraforming mission. The events are realistic, the characters are bland, but believable. I liked the Space Mowgli book from the Strugatsky brothers, it was an interesting reading, although nothing exceptional.

The Dead Mountaineer's Inn, novel by Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky (1970) - Book review by Kadmon
The Dead Mountaineer's Inn, novel by the Strugatsky brothers (1970)
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Article updated: 2020.02.14

The The Dead Mountaineer's Inn is novel by Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky. The book was reviewed by Kadmon.

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Product: Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky: The Dead Mountaineer's Inn novel (1970)

Title: Аркадий Стругацкий и Борис Стругацкий: Отель «У Погибшего Альпиниста» / Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky: The Dead Mountaineer's Inn

Date of publication: 1970

English edition: Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky: The Dead Mountaineer's Inn, Publisher: Melville House, Date of publication: 2015, Translated by: Josh Billings

Hungarian edition: Arkagyij Sztrugackij és Borisz Sztrugackij: Fogadó a Halott Alpinistához, Publisher: Móra Ferenc Könyvkiadó / Kozmosz Könyvek, Date of publication: 1981, Translated by: Földeák Iván

Product type: Novel, 150+ pages, Genre: Modern fantasy, Style: crime story, criminal investigation

Reviewer: Kadmon, Type: Male, 40s, Taste: Immersive, logical story, consistent setting, prefers surprises

Reading: Recent (2020.01), it's my first reading of the novel

Rating: Average (2/3 pont), Enjoyment: Average (2/3 pont)

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The The Dead Mountaineer's Inn is a novel by Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky, published in 1970. The version I've read is the Hungarian edition, published by Kozmosz Könyvek in 1981. This is a story of an investigation, set somewhere in Scandinavia of the 1960s, where strange things happen to guests trapped in a hotel. The characters are varied, the events are interesting. I liked the The Dead Mountaineer's Inn book from the Strugatsky brothers, it was fun from start to finish.

Definitely Maybe, novel by Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky (1974) - Book review by Kadmon
Definitely Maybe, novel by the Strugatsky brothers (1977)
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Article updated: 2020.02.14

The Definitely Maybe is a novel by Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky. The book was reviewed by Kadmon.

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Product: Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky: Definitely Maybe novel (1974)

Title: Аркадий Стругацкий и Борис Стругацкий: За миллиард лет до конца света / Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky: One Billion Years Before the End of the World

Date of publication: 1976-1977 (in Знание — сила / Knowledge is Power magazine)

English edition: Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky: Definitely Maybe, Publisher: Macmillan, Date of publication: 1978, Translated by: ?

Hungarian edition: Arkagyij Sztrugackij és Borisz Sztrugackij: Egymilliárd évvel a világvége előtt, Publisher: Móra Ferenc Könyvkiadó / Kozmosz Könyvek, Date of publication: 1978, Translated by: Földeák Iván

Product type: Novel, 150+ pages, Genre: Modern fantasy, Style: conversations about the topic

Reviewer: Kadmon, Type: Male, 40s, Taste: Immersive, logical story, consistent setting, prefers surprises

Reading: Recent (2020.01), it's my first reading of the novel

Rating: Worse than average (2-/3 pont), Enjoyment: Bad (1/3 pont)

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The Definitely Maybe is a novel by Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky, published in 1976. The version I've read is the Hungarian edition, published by Kozmosz Könyvek in 1978. It is a drama about researchers who face strange phenomena, hindering their works. I did not enjoy the book from the Strugatsky brothers, but it might be interesting for those who'd like to know more about the Russian reality under the Soviet regime.

Jurassic Park, novel by Michael Crichton (1990) - Book review by Kadmon
Jurassic Park, novel by Michael Crichton (1990)
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Article updated: 2020.03.10

The Jurassic Park is novel by Michael Crichton. The book was reviewed by Kadmon.

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Product: Michael Crichton: Jurassic Park novel (1990)

Original title: Michael Crichton: Jurassic Park

Date of publication: 1990

Hungarian edition: Michael Crichton: Őslénypark / Prehistoric Animal Park, Publisher: Maecenas Könyvkiadó, Date of publication: 1992, Translated by: Boris János,

Hungarian translation based on: Michael Chrichton: Jurassic Park, Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, Date of publication: 1990

Product type: Novel, 500+ pages, Genre: Futuristic techno-thriller, Style: action, adventure

Reviewer: Kadmon, Type: Male, 40s, Taste: Immersive, logical story, consistent setting, prefers surprises

Reading: Recent (2020.01), it's not my first reading of the novel

Rating: Better than average (2+/3 pont), Enjoyment: Average (2/3 pont)

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The Jurassic Park is a novel by Michael Crichton, published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1990. The version I've read is the Hungarian edition, published by Maecenas Könyvkiadó in 1992. Jurassic Park is an adventure story, set in the near future on a dinosaur-based theme park, where everything goes wrong. Crichton's writing is captivating. He is able to show us a believable character in a page or two. I recommend the Jurassic Park book for anyone who would like to read a thrilling adventure story.

Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker, movie (2019) - Film review by KadmonStar Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker movie (2019)
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Article updated: 2020.03.24

The Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker is a futuristic fantasy film. The movie was reviewed by Kadmon.

Product: Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker movie (2019)

Original title: Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Series: Star Wars

Setting: Star Wars universe

Previous films in the series: Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, Star Wars Original Trilogy, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens movie (2015), Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi movie (2017)

Product type: Film, Genre: Futuristic fantasy, Style: action, adventure

Release: 2019.12.16

Reviewer: Kadmon, Type: Male, 40s, Taste: Immersive, logical story, consistent setting, prefers surprises

Watched: very recent (2019.12), first time

Rating: Average (2 out of 3 points), Enjoyment: Weak (2- out of 3 points)

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This is my review of Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker movie, a futuristic fantasy adventure movie from 2019. It's about the Resistance rebels trying to protect the galaxy from the superweapon of the First Order. The film is visually astounding, the action scenes look good, though lack any kind of tension. The storytelling is also lacking, but you might enjoy it if you can sit back and don't want to think. I did not enjoy the The Rise of Skywalker film, but I can imagine some could find it interesting.

Terminator: Dark Fate, movie (2019) - Film review by KadmonTerminator: Dark Fate movie (2019)
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Article updated: 2020.03.13

The Terminator: Dark Fate is a futuristic action film. The movie was reviewed by Kadmon.

Product: Terminator: Dark Fate movie (2019)

Original title: Terminator: Dark Fate

Series: Terminator

Setting: Terminator universe

Previous films in the series: The Terminator (1984), Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

Product type: Film, Genre: Futuristic / Horror, Style: time travel, bad characterisation

Release: 2019.10.23

Reviewer: Kadmon, Type: Male, 40s, Taste: Immersive, logical story, consistent setting, prefers surprises

Watched: Very recent (2019.11), first time

Rating: Weak (2- out of 3 points), Enjoyment: Bad (1 out of 3 points)

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This is my review of Terminator: Dark Fate movie, a futuristic adventure movie from 2019. It's about a group of people trying to survive the relentless attacks of a killer robot from the future. As a fan of the first two movies, I was curious what would James Cameron do after getting back the Terminator rights due to the fumbles of the previous reboot films. I was not satisfied by the Terminator: Dark Fate film.

Howard Phillips Lovecraft - Literary works review by Ottó
Howard Phillips Lovecraft

The literary works of Howard Phillips Lovecraft were reviewed by Gregor Ottó.

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"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown"

H. P. Lovecraft

Perhaps the most famous quote from Lovecraft. But who was he and why am I talking about it on a games website? Those who know the answer will probably smile in front of the screens (stupid question!), But those who don't, I'll open their eyes now because something is going on! Something that's not of this world!

Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi, movie (2017) - Film review by KadmonStar Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi movie (2017)
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Article updated: 2020.03.24

The Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi is a futuristic fantasy film. The movie was reviewed by Kadmon.

Product: Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi movie (2017)

Original title: Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

Series: Star Wars

Setting: Star Wars universe

Previous films in the series: Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, Star Wars Original Trilogy, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens movie (2015)

Product type: Film, Genre: Futuristic fantasy, Style: action, adventure

Release: 2017.12.15

Reviewer: Kadmon, Type: Male, 40s, Taste: Immersive, logical story, consistent setting, prefers surprises

Watched: very recent (2017.12), first time

Rating: Average (2 out of 3 points), Enjoyment: Weak (2- out of 3 points)

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This is my review of Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi movie, a futuristic fantasy adventure movie from 2017. It's about the Resistance rebels defending against the First Order rebels. It's a visually nice movie, with great action scenes, without any substantial story or logic behind it. I was somewhat disappointed by the The Last Jedi film, but even I have to admit that Disney keeps the stories very even in quality.

Grave Encounters 2, movie (2012) - Film review by KadmonGrave Encounters 2 movie (2012)

Article updated: 2020.03.08

The Grave Encounters 2 is a horror film. The movie was reviewed by Kadmon.

Product: Grave Encounters 2 movie (2012)

Original title: Grave Encounters 2

Series: Grave Encounters

Previous films in the series: Grave Encounters movie (2011)

Product type: Film, Genre: Horror, Style: video mashup, handheld camera, shaky cam, bad editing, ghosts

Release: 2012.10.02

Reviewer: Kadmon, Type: Male, 40s, Taste: Immersive, logical story, consistent setting, prefers surprises

Watched: very recent (2017.06), first time

Rating: Very bad (1- out of 3 points), Enjoyment: Very bad (1- out of 3 points)

This is my review of Grave Encounters 2 movie, a horror movie from 2012. It's a video mashup about a film crew investigating the events of the first movie. This is even worse than the first one, I don't recommend the Grave Encounters 2 film to anyone.

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