Category Archives: Book Reviews

Book Review: Influenza 1918

Influenza 1918:  The Worst Epidemic In American History, by Lynette Iezzoni Reading about the horrific and massively deadly influenza epidemic of 1918 is a bit too topical of reading given the contemporary climate, but I have always liked to read … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mental Epidemics

Mental Epidemics:  Two Lectures, by J. S. Gilmore It should be remembered in times of great concern about physical health that humanity is not only prey to epidemics resulting from viruses and bacteria and the like, but also mental epidemics … Continue reading

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Article Review: Dynamics Of Beneficial Epidemics

Dynamics Of Beneficial Epidemics, by Andrew Berdahl, Christa Breslford, Caterina De Bacco, et al. You might think that in the case of a beneficial epidemic that everyone would want it to be spread to the widest population possible.  Yet according … Continue reading

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Book Review: Haibun Haiku

Haibun Haiku, by Sera Andres I must admit at the outset that I did not understand very much about this work.  Then again, the work was written in Hungarian, a language that is not only alien to me, but a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Morning Haiku

Morning Haiku, by Sonia Sanchez There are at least a few quibbles that someone could have about this book.  As is frequently the case, the book is easier to appreciate if you come to this book sharing some of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bassanio, Or, The English Haiku

Bassanio, Or, The English Haiku, by H. J. Isaacson It is hard to know what to say about this book.  For one, perhaps the most notable aspect of the book is the way it is an immensely short book that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Assamese Demonology

Assamese Demonology, by Benudhar Rajkhowa As someone who has lived in Southeast Asia, I can speak with some personal authority on the survival of beliefs in various folk demons within the peoples of Southeast Asia.  The proliferation of spirit houses … Continue reading

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Book Review: Elizabethan Demonology

Elizabethan Demonology:  An Essay in illustration of the belief in the existence of devils, and the powers possessed by them, as it was generally held during the period of the Reformation, and the times immediately succeedings; with special reference to … Continue reading

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Book Review: They Shall Expel Demons

They Shall Expel Demons:  Expanded Edition, by Derek Prince [Note:  This book was given free of charge by Chosen Books in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Whether or not it is a good … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sabbath: Restoring The Sacred Rhythm Of Rest

Sabbath:  Restoring The Sacred Rhythm Of Rest, by Wayne Muller This book was disappointing.  On the positive side, it is to the author’s credit that he views the Sabbath as a liberating practice rather than something that impoverishes and diminishes … Continue reading

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