Margaret George wrote a novel based on the legends of the Trojan War, from the first-person perspective of Helen, last year. I just finished it. It was an interesting and ambitious take on a subject that was probably quite challenging… Continue Reading
One in four Americans haven’t read a book in the last year. The median book consumption in America is four per year — one every three months. Read more!
A great assessment of the humanist virtues of the Harry Potter books, courtesy of the Misanthropic Bastard, and by way of the Uncredible Hallq.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a fitting and enjoyable, if underwhelming, conclusion to the exciting series of books. Deathly Hallows was an enjoyable read, and a lot of fun. But I have three problems with it now that… Continue Reading
A woman sued her children’s school in Gwinnett County, Georgia because the school’s library carried Harry Potter books. She chose to represent herself and challenged the books on the theory that they advocated witchcraft, which is a religion, and therefore… Continue Reading
Ilya Somin makes an interesting case for Mario Puzo’s novel (and, by extension, the movies which faithfully adapted it) as a libertarian treatise. Certainly, Professor Somin recognizes that the real focus of the story is personal – the corruption of… Continue Reading
The Wife and I used some of our day to go get some things to improve our quality of life. We got some coat hooks to hand up near our doors and to replace the fallen towel hook in the… Continue Reading
Robert Harris‘ Imperium was released in the U.S. about a month ago. It’s an enjoyable read, particularly for history buffs and political junkies. I certainly enjoyed it. It’s hard to say if there are any spoilers in the review; anyone… Continue Reading