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Book Review: The Ministry Of Fear

The Ministry Of Fear, by Graham Greene Sometimes even the entertainments of Graham Green are gloomy and morbid, and such is the case here. Few people would consider this to be among Greene’s great books, although even an ordinary book … Continue reading

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Book Review: The House Of The Dead, Or Prison Life In Siberia

The House Of The Dead, Or Prison Life In Siberia, by Fyodor Dostoevsky It is a truism, even perhaps a cliche, that people should write about what they know.  And before Dostoevsky was a celebrated Russian writer whose novels continue … Continue reading

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Book Review: Travels With My Aunt

Travels With My Aunt, by Graham Greene This may certainly be a late novel by Graham Greene, but it is equally certainly an enjoyable novel to read and one that can charitably be called Nathanish.  Greene wrote many novels that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Heart Of The Matter

The Heart Of The Matter, by Graham Greene It is not very often that one has to say about a Graham Greene novel that one wishes the main character was more tough-minded, but here is a case where that is … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Emma

Emma, by Jane Austen, read by Victoria Morgan I must admit that although I am deeply fond of Jane Austen [1], that Emma is my least favorite of her six main novels.  Figuring out why is a bit trickier, and … 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: Orient Express

Orient Express, by Graham Greene The entertainment novels of Graham Greene are an intriguing lot, and this one may be the most cinematic of them all.  To be sure, this novel is not without its controversy, not least because it … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Quiet American

The Quiet American, by Graham Greene This is the book where Graham Greene makes his anti-American feeling all too obvious, alas, to be comfortable to those who are genuinely patriotic.  This book is the sort of book that is most … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Captain And The Enemy

The Captain And The Enemy, by Graham Greene Graham Greene’s writings sometimes betray a serious attempt to overcome his native cynicism by writing from the point of view of an appealing and innocent (and even naive) character, and such is … Continue reading

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Book Review: My Lady’s Choosing

My Lady’s Choosing:  An Interactive Romance Novel, by Kitty Curran & Larissa Zageris What do you get when you cross a somewhat sleazy but generally entertaining regency novel with intriguing characters and a compelling and complex plot with the Choose … Continue reading

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