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Book Review: Bloom’s Major Literary Characters: Satan

Bloom’s Major Literary Characters:  Satan, edited by Harold Bloom This book was one that pleased me a great deal for a variety of reasons.  For one, the book itself consists of various essays that discuss what some literary critical writers … Continue reading

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Book Review: Required Reading

Required Reading:  Why Our American Classics Matter Now, by Andrew Delbanco In reading this book I must admit that I have mixed to adverse feelings about a lot of the books that were included as classics.  All of that, of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Literature Of The Caribbean

Literature Of The Caribbean, by Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert When I requested this book from the library, I expected it to be a selection of literature about the Caribbean.  That would have been at least a potentially interesting book.  I have visited … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Leopard

The Leopard, by Guiseppe di Lampedusa, translated from the Italian by Archibald Colquhoun As someone who has an interest in the history of Sicily, I found this particular novel to be a stellar and deeply enjoyable example of a historical … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lost Hero (The Heroes Of Olympus #1)

The Lost Hero (The Heroes Of Olympus #1), by Rick Riordan There is an essential problem with this book that suggests that Riordan has not learned the lesson of his problems in previous volumes, showing that while he can write … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Sea Of Monsters (Percy Jackson And The Olympians #2)

The Sea Of Monsters (Percy Jackson And The Olympians #2), by Rick Riordan As this is the fourth book by this author that I have read so far, I have to admit that this one is the best of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Russian (Rob Tacoma #1)

The Russian (Rob Tacoma #1), by Ben Coes [Note:  This book was received free of charge by St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Having previously reviewed a work by the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden

The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden, by Jonas Jonasson More than the other books by the author, this particular volume takes a long time to get to the point.  This is not necessarily a bad thing, as this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hitman Anders And The Meaning Of It All

Hitman Anders And The Meaning Of It All, by Jonas Jonasson Sometimes it does not take very long to figure out what an author is about, and such is the case here.  Having read the author’s first novel previously, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared, by Jonas Jonasson In many ways, this book can be compared to Forrest Gump, a book about a somewhat simple man who finds himself involved in some of the most … Continue reading

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