Category Archives: Book Review

Gilead (2004)

By Marilynne Robinson There is a human beauty in it. And I can’t believe that, when we have all been changed and put on incorruptibility we will forget our fantastic condition of morality and impermanence, the great bright dream of … Continue reading

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Digging Up Milton (2015)

By Jennifer Wallace Reach up to that shelf Lizzie and fetch me down the immortal book of Milton. I wish to have what in me is dark illumined once more. 1790s Cripplegate, England. Mr. and Mrs. Grant live nearby St. … Continue reading

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The Handmaid’s Tale (1988)

By Margaret Atwood They also serve who only stand and wait. 1985, USA: a new regime takes over and everything changes, but the change is insidious. Now women can no longer work, own property, or even retain control over their … Continue reading

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The Last Kingdom (2004)

By Bernard Cornwell “The preachers tell us that pride is a great sin, but the preachers are wrong. Pride makes a man, it drives him, it is the shield wall around his reputation… Men die, they said, but reputation does … Continue reading

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Transfer of Power by Vince Flynn

While you were running around on the talk-show circuit criticizing law-enforcement officers who have done more in one week to stop crime than you will do in your entire academic-theory-laden lifetime, I was crawling around in the gutters of every hellhole … Continue reading

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Almost Famous Women

Almost Famous Women by Megan Mayhew Bergman The notes of song could never replicate human suffering. A collection of short stories about historical female figures from Allegra Byron to Butterfly McQueen. Bergman takes their story and then embellish it with … Continue reading

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Good Omens by Neil Gaiman

“There were people who call themselves Satanists who made Crowley squirm. It wasn’t just the things they did, it was the way they blamed it all on Hell. They’d come up with some stomach-churning idea that o demon could have … Continue reading

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The Templar Salvation by Raymond Khoury

“The devil’s handiwork, written in his hand using poison drawn from the pits of hell, its accursed existence a devastating threat to the rock upon which our world is founded.” 1310 Constantinople: The French King and the Pope have brought down the … Continue reading

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The Chronicles of Narnia [BBC]

Once a king of Narnia, always a king of Narnia Everyone knows Narnia so there’s no point in me summarizing it. In this post I wanted to direct attention to an under appreciated and underrated dramatization of the Chronicles by … Continue reading

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The Last Templar

“A sure sign of a lunatic is that sooner or later he brings up the templars.” -Umberto Eco. “The message they conveyed was that to know oneself, at the deepest level, was also to know God- that is, by looking … Continue reading

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