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Mostly True Tales?

Recently I read a book that tried to present itself as being a true story of a particular person whose name is not necessarily well known but who had an important role in bringing a particular animal to the consciousness … Continue reading

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In Defense Of Bad Novels: Part Three

Previously, we have discussed the need to defend bad novels in general as well as the worth that bad novels have in providing worthwhile questions that deserve answers. It is important at this point to consider that there are still … Continue reading

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In Defense Of Bad Novels: Part Two

In order to better understand the purposes and worth of literature that one might have several grounds to disparage and criticize, it is worthwhile to point out some of the ways that people seek to compare different types of literature. … Continue reading

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In Defense Of Bad Novels: Part One

Yesterday, as I write this, I had a conversation with someone at church about some of the books I have been reading recently and I commented that I was disappointed with some novels that I had read by an author … Continue reading

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The Stories That Are Never Told

One of the issues that we have to deal with in history of any kind, or any field which depends on the historical record, is the stories that are never told. That this is a problem ought not to surprise … Continue reading

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Will You Chew Until It Bleeds?

In reading a book recently, I came across a passage that discussed the author’s own thoughts about negative interactions with book reviewers. I must say, personally, that I have not yet had any negative interactions with reviewers of my writing. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rider Haggard: A Biography

Rider Haggard: A Biography, by D.S. Higgins Rider Haggard is the sort of person whose complex personality and historical legacy as a novelist are something I can well appreciate. Although he became enduringly famous as an adventure novelist, he had … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rider Haggard

Ridger Haggard, by Norman Etherington Like many people, I am only familiar with the subject of his book from one of his noted romances, King Solomon’s Mines [1], which I saw as a generally enjoyable adventure story, as well as … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Sermon On The Mount

The Sermon On The Mount, by W.D. Davies My feelings about this particular book are somewhat complicated.  The author clearly knows a lot about the sermon on the mount and how it connects with various other parts of scripture as … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Book Of Leviticus In The Revised Version

The Book Of Leviticus In The Revised Version, with Introduction And Notes, by A.T. Chapman and A.W. Streane This book is worse than useless.  I read this book because it was one of the few I was able to find … Continue reading

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