Daily Archives: December 18, 2019

Even Ivy Is A Parasite

A group of colleges in New England and the Middle Atlantic states dating back to colonial times call themselves the Ivy League.  As a symbol, ivy represents something that is old, perhaps even venerable, and that has a great deal … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tigana

Tigana, by Guy Gavriel Kay It is rather striking that in this book’s afterward the author claims that he was in part inspired to write this moving book about memory by the sight of the notorious communist photos where people … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Song For Arbonne

A Song For Arbonne, by Guy Gavriel Kay In many ways this book deserves to be seen as a companion volume to the author’s work in Ysabel, given that it explores the same region of Provence that the author’s previous … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lions Of Al-Rassan

The Lions Of Al-Rassan, by Guy Gavriel Kay One of the patterns that the author has shown in his alternate universe is the way that he looks at hinges in history, where characters have to deal with the consequences of … Continue reading

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