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Watchmen (1986-7)

By Allan Moore and Dave Gibbons We have labored long to build a heaven, only to find it populated with horrors. Set as an alternative history in graphic novel form: 1985, the US has defeated the Vietnamese rebels and their … Continue reading

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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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Sandman: A Game of You Vol. V

“You know what the really scary thing about bad dreams? It’s that something’s going on in your head, and you can’t control it. I mean, It’s like there’s these bad worlds inside you. But it’s just you… it’s like you’re … Continue reading

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Our Kind of Traitor by John LeCarrΓ©

Still on our once-in-a-lifetime holiday. Still in Eden, munching on the bloody apple. A Russian money launderer, Dima, meets an English couple: professor Perry and lawyer Gail in Antigua during their vacation. After becoming friends, Dima approaches Perry and Gail … Continue reading

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The Templar Legion

The Templar Legion by Paul Christopher They have their own laws, their own culture and their own way of life and we stole it all away and gave them Chicago Bull t-shirts in return.    Summary Ex-Lt. Army Ranger John … Continue reading

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The Templar Throne

“Exactly. Cover up the truth with a well-articulated lie. What’s that old proverb around the devil?”The greatest trick the devil ever played was convincing people that he didn’t exist.”    Summary John Holliday, Ex-US military Lieutenant Colonel  and current Medieval … Continue reading

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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

“Slip through shadows. Fade from awareness.”    Summary Nobody Owens, Bod for short, is just your average kid; except, he lives in a graveyard. When Bod was a baby, his family was killed by the man Jack but he managed … Continue reading

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