Musings of an enthusiastic reader.
Monday, August 10, 2020
The War of the End of the World by Mario Vargas Llosa
The War of the End of the World is the first book that I have read by Mario Vargas Llosa. This is a massive and sprawling novel that chroni...
Friday, July 17, 2020
A Brother’s Price by Wen Spencer
A Brother’s Price by Wen Spencer is one of several novels that I have read over the past few years that center around fictional matriarch...
Friday, July 3, 2020
Under Western Eyes by Joseph Conrad
Under Western Eyes is Joseph Conrad’s Russian novel. I found this to be another brilliant Conrad effort. As is typical of Conrad, this...
Sunday, June 21, 2020
The Ape that Understood the Universe by Steve Stewart-Williams
The Ape that Understood the Universe by Steve Stewart-Williams an exploration of evolutionary psychology. Stewart-Williams argues for ...
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
The Great Influenza by John M. Barry
The Great Influenza by Joh n M. Barry is a chronicle of the 1918 influenza as it effected The United States. This outbreak killed more...
Monday, May 11, 2020
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson is a classic gothic ghost story. The book, which has been the subject of several films and te...
Sunday, April 26, 2020
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky is a novel whose plot reflects its title. It is about a terrible crime and punishment that is b...
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