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Book Review: Fatal Journey

Fatal Journey:  The Final Expedition Of Henry Hudson, by Peter C. Mancall For some reason, which I am not consciously aware of, I have a taste for reading books about historical mutinies for some reason or another from time to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Brighton Rock

Brighton Rock, by Graham Greene I must admit I am a bit puzzled why this book is considered to be among Greene’s “great” novels instead of among his entertainments.  To be sure, this novel delves very deep into the practical … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Man Within

The Man Within, by Graham Greene As someone who has read quite a few novels and other writings by the author [1], it was very intriguing to read his first novel.  In reading this novel in retrospect, we have both … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Sense & Sensibility

Sense & Sensibility, by Jane Austen, read by Wanda McCaddon As someone who has both repeatedly read and listened to [1] Jane Austen’s novels, one might wonder what one gets out of an experience like this one.  Sense & Sensibility … Continue reading

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Book Review: Voyagers To The West

Voyagers To The West:  A Passage In The Peopling Of America On The Edge Of The Revolution, by Bernard Bailyn This book won the Pulitzer Prize, and in reading this massive, epic history of a narrow time range in American … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rings Of Saturn

The Rings Of Saturn, by W.G. Sebald Having come to the eighth and final book that my library had from this author, there is a feeling of some melancholy in reading this book.  On the one hand, there are no … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cymbeline

Cymbeline, by William Shakespeare, edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen Cymbeline is a late Shakespearean play that has not been particularly popular among critics, although it features an appealing lead female role in Innogen (often misspelled as Imogen) and … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The History Of The English Language: Part 2

Great Courses:  The History Of The English Language:  Part 2, taught by Professor Seth Lerer I must admit that I found this particular set of lectures to be pretty fascinating, but that is not a surprise given my fondness for … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The History Of The English Language: Part 1

Great Courses:  The History Of The English Language:  Part 1, taught by Professor Seth Lerer This course began in such a way that I was left pretty encouraged about how it would turn out.  Admittedly, this is a course designed … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Jeeves Omnibus (#3, #2, #13)

The Jeeves Omnibus (#3, #2, #13), by P.G. Wodehouse I am in general fond of the works of P.G. Wodehouse [1], but I must say that in my second go around reading many of the Jeeves & Wooster novels, I … Continue reading

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