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The posts in english from my blog. Reviews, short stories, essays and the like. https://www.jectoons.net/category/english/


All Alone Here (A short story) - Chapter 4

16 Apr 2021 2 minute read 2 comments Jectoons

Now that the first of the house chores were done, I had to do something about my car and the bloody clothes that still sat in the guest room. The newspapers had gotten stuck to the trunk because of the blood drying up, but I managed to tear it all o...

All Alone Here (A short story) - Chapter 3

15 Apr 2021 6 minute read 0 comments Jectoons

  First, the doorbell, then six, seven, eight loud knocks on the front door, and before I knew it I had jumped out of bed. I ran as fast as I could to the foyer, groggily deactivated the alarm and looked through the peephole. A mustachioed, short ma...

All Alone Here (A short story) - Chapter 2

14 Apr 2021 8 minute read 2 comments Jectoons

I don’t remember exactly why I had chosen to travel at night. It’s not like I was busy during the day, doing something that could have delayed my departure; so it probably had to do with laziness, putting off the start of the job until the last poss...

All Alone Here (A short story) - Chapter 1

13 Apr 2021 8 minute read 2 comments Jectoons

I had three good reasons for taking the job. The first one was, of course, that I was unemployed, and this particular fact used to start a number of arguments with my parents every day, to the point that I started to wonder if they would eventually...

Budgeting helps you find money where there was none

8 Apr 2021 5 minute read 4 comments Jectoons

So, as far as I know, everybody's first instinct when it comes to trying to accrue wealth tends to be "How do I make more money?". I know it is my first instinct, even though I have been thinking about and reading and watching finance stuff for a cou...

Isaac Asimov. "I, Robot". Review.

2 Apr 2021 3 minute read 7 comments Jectoons

I, robot is a collection of stories related to the fictional robopsychologist, Dr. Susan Calvin, and is set in the late 21st century. It is told as a dramatization of past events involving the inclusion of robots in human life, starting in the early...

James Rickards. "The Death of Money". Review.

1 Apr 2021 3 minute read 2 comments Jectoons

“The next financial collapse will resemble  nothing in history… Deciding upon  the best course to follow will require  comprehending a minefield of risks, while  poised at a crossroads, pondering the  death of the dollar.” This was a tough read. N...

Sarah J. Harris. "The Colour of Bee Larkham's Murder". Review.

30 Mar 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Jectoons

This book reminded me a lot of The curious incident of the dog in the night-time (Mark Haddon, 2004) , due to it's topic and choice of protagonist, as well as its portrayal of autism. Adding synesthesia and face blindness into the mix, however, ma...

An end to the grief

29 Mar 2021 5 minute read 0 comments Jectoons

First short story I wrote in English, originally posted on Medium in 2018 What do you do, when you learn the name of the person who ruined your life? What do you do, when after years of pondering and searching, you finally find out this word, this n...

Yooka-Laylee (2017) NSW Review

27 Mar 2021 16 minute read 0 comments Jectoons

7.6 out of 10 A collectathon platformer that brings a lot of fresh ideas to the genre — some of them executed really nicely and some of them lacking in the execution, Yooka-Laylee is a fun, punny and inventive game that gets you to keep playing in s...