Book Review: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
5 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / September 10, 2012

Twelve year old Hugo shoulders a lot of responsibility for his age. His parents are dead and his caretaker is his drunkard uncle, tender to the train station’s clocks, which one day simply disappears.

Son of a watchmaker, Hugo who loves to tinker with mechanical toys takes it upon himself to maintain the clocks while hiding in the hidden world of the train station. One day he finds an automaton, a mechanical man, which was cherished by his late father.  Hugo restores the toy using his father’s notebook as a reference, he gets his parts by stealing them from the old man who owns a toy kiosk in the station.

Book Review: The Secret History of Star Wars by Michael Kaminski
5 Stars , Latest Posts , Non-Fiction / July 14, 2012

The book is divided into eight chapters which help the reader understand George Lucas. The story starts from Lucas’ humble beginnings in Modesto, CA, introduces us to his family and start in the film making business. The book then goes to analyze each of the Star Wars films and the creative process (not the technicalities of movie making) which created the much beloved stories and characters.

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