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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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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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Lost in a Good Book

And then, in a revelatory moment, the clouds slid back from my mind and a crystal -clear understanding of the very nature of books shone upon me. They weren’t just collections of words arranged neatly on a page to give … Continue reading

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Stick Man

Stick Man is walking down the field but he’s accidentally picked up and flung into the world. A dog picks him up and the owner throws him around and Stick Man says “I’m Stick Man, I’m Stick Man, I’M STICK MAN, that’s me!” … Continue reading

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The Eyre Affair

After all, the verses of Byron, Keats, or Poe are real whether they are in bootleg form or not. You can still read them for the same effect. Summary Crimean War veteran Thursday Next comes back to work at SpecOps … Continue reading

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The Corpse Exhibition by Hassan Blaism

“Everybody you finish off is a work of art waiting for you to add the final touch, so that you can shine like a precious jewel amid the wreckage of this country. To display a corpse for others to see … Continue reading

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