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Book Review: The True Darcy Spirit

The True Darcy Spirit (Darcy #3), by Elizabeth Aston If you really like the author and the way she treats the supposed second generation of Darcy women, then it would be possible to like this work.  As for me, someone … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Exploits And Adventures Of Miss Alethea Darcy

The Exploits And Adventures Of Miss Alethea Darcy (Darcy #2), by Elizabeth Aston This was a hard novel to really appreciate.  Throughout her body of work, Elizabeth Aston has written a lot about the Darcy family as she imagines them … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Day Of The Donald

The Day Of The Donald:  Trump Trumps America!, by Andrew Shaffer If one compares this book to the author’s writing in the Obama-Biden mystery series, which takes as its starting point the political afterlife of the previous president and vice … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lion In The Valley

Lion In The Valley (Amelia Peabody #4), by Elizabeth Peters At this stage in a novel series, particularly one that goes on a long time (and there are a lot more novels to read, as this is only the fourth … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Defense

The Defense, by Vladimir Nabokov This particular book is an excellent one, and is evidence of the way that Nabokov manages to take characters who are highly sympathetic and then puts them through misery.  There are some authors that like … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pale Fire

Pale Fire, by Vladimir Nabokov There are some writers whose creativity is so great and whose way of writing and thinking are so elusive that they become classic authors of all-time works without others being able to get a good … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Violent Bear It Away

The Violent Bear It Away:  A Novel, by Flannery O’Connor This particular book is a dark and chilling novel, one that portrays the life of the rural South as featuring a complex battle over spirituality in which someone is compelled … Continue reading

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A Tour Of The Austen 2019: Emma

Emma, by Jane Austen The particular Emma version I read was about 500 pages long and was distinguished from other versions only by its gorgeous cover, which looked like a line and watercolor type drawing in orange that showed Emma … Continue reading

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A Tour Of The Austen 2019: Persuasion

Persuasion, by Jane Austen This particular volume of Persuasion is from the same publisher that I read this year’s version of Sense & Sensibility, and lo and behold this book also featured a bonus first chapter from another book in … Continue reading

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A Tour Of The Austen 2019: Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park, by Jane Austen I must admit that Mansfield Park is one of the more divisive novels within Jane Austen’s body of work.  It lacks the sort of sparkling heroine that can be found in most of Austen’s writings, … Continue reading

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