Category Archives: Books

On the Papoola

In Philip K. Dick’s The Simulacra, there’s a tiny, ill-defined creature named the papoola. We never see a real papoola in the novel, but instead several characters interact with a robotic replica of the papoola (shades of Do Androids Dream of Electric … Continue reading

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The Lord of the Rings: Stephen King Writes Like Tolkien

I’m reading The Lord of the Rings for the first time since I was a child and I’m writing blog posts about the book when I feel like it. I’m most of the way through LotR now and what keeps blowing my mind … Continue reading

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The Lord of the Rings: Thoughts on Book 1

I’m reading The Lord of the Rings for the first time since I was a child and I’m writing blog posts about the book when I feel like it. Last night I finished the first book of The Lord of the Rings (meaning … Continue reading

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The Lord of the Rings: Racial Destiny

I’m reading The Lord of the Rings for the first time since I was a child and I’m writing blog posts about the book when I feel like it. The prologue for The Lord of the Rings plays a little bit of catch-up. … Continue reading

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On Bluebeard

I first read Kurt Vonnegut’s Bluebeard in middle school when I ripped through all of his books that I could get my hands on in a whirlwind from Hocus Pocus to Slapstick to Deadeye Dick and beyond. I found them in rural bookstores, at flea markets, at … Continue reading

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