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Book Review: The Marriage Of Cadmus And Harmony

The Marriage Of Cadmus And Harmony, by Roberto Calasso If Roberto Calasso’s writings inspired the work of ambition that is Foucault’s Pendulum, then Calasso deserved to be ruthlessly skewered as the book’s clueless protagonist.  It is not right to say … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson And The Olympians #5)

The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson And The Olympians #5), by Rick Riordan This book’s title expresses a nice sentiment.  The Last Olympian refers to Hestia, the guardian of the hearth, who is often forgotten in this series and in general … 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 Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson & The Olympians #3)

The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson & The Olympians #3), by Rick Riordan When ordering this book and a couple of others from the library, I was unaware that this book was out of sequence from the first book of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lightning Thief (Percy & The Olympians #1)

The Lightning Thief (Percy & The Olympians #1), by Rick Riordan, illutrated by John Rocco It’s hard to see why this book got enough hype in order to have a failed movie series based on it.  This is not a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Origins Of Tolkien’s Middle-earth For Dummies

The Origins Of Tolkien’s Middle-earth For Dummies, by Greg Harvey As someone who has read a few books in this particular series [1], and other series like it, I often ponder whether such a book like this is necessary.  I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Till We Have Faces

Till We Have Faces:  A Novel Of Cupid And Psyche, by C.S. Lewis This is a complicated piece of late fiction by C.S. Lewis and reading it, it is not surprising that such a nuanced work would be his least … Continue reading

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Book Review: Works And Days, Theogony, And The Shield Of Heracles (Poetry)

Works And Days, Theogony, And The Shield Of Heracles (Poetry), translated by Richmond Lattimore From time to time I like to engage in various syntopical reading projects [1], where I will read multiple books on the same subject to see … Continue reading

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Book Review: Works And Days, Theogony, And The Shield Of Hercules (Prose)

Works And Days, Theogony, And The Shield Of Hercules (Prose), by Hesiod, translated by Hugh G. Evelyn-White As part of my personal project to read what is available of Greek classics in translation, at least to better understand the classical … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Religion In The Ancient Mediterranean World: Part 1

Great Courses:  Religion In The Ancient Mediterranean World:  Part 1, taught by Professor Glenn S. Holland It is a bit too early in the course of this sprawling and epic four-part course to determine what I think about the series … Continue reading

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