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C. S. Lewis Reviews The Hobbit, 1937

A world for children: J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: or There and Back Again (London: Allen and Unwin, 1937) The publishers claim that The Hobbit, though very unlike Alice, resembles it in being the work of a professor at … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (5 stars)

Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson 5 out of 5 stars Read in July 2008 Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson, a novel of epic fantasy relating the struggle for freedom of an oppressed class of people, known … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Far Beyond Reality:
First things first: Initiate’s Trial is the ninth book in the Wars of Light and Shadow series by Janny Wurts. I’ve tried to avoid spoilers in this review, but if you haven’t read the…

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Book Review: The Devil in the White City by Larson (3.5 Stars)

The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic, And Madness At The Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Read in January 2012 I wanted to give this four stars, and I leaned heavily … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eisenhower 1956 by Nichols

Eisenhower 1956: The President’s Year of Crisis–Suez and the Brink of War by David A. Nichols My rating: 4 of 5 stars When I read non-fiction, which isn’t often enough, I tend to favor biographies or histories. I picked up … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ready Player One by Cline

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline My rating: 4 of 5 stars I must say Ready Player One easily and quickly became one of my funnest and most memorable reads of 2011. Wade Watts lives in the not too distant … Continue reading

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Novella Review: The Machine Stops by Forster

The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster My rating: 3 of 5 stars 3.5 stars I found this gem yesterday via Feedbooks public domain short stories listings. I raised my eyebrows when I saw E.M. Forster wrote a science fiction novella … Continue reading

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