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John Gray on The Man in the High Castle

John Gray is a writer who I have an immense amount of respect for, and he’s taken the occasion of the new Amazon Prime series centered on Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle to talk about Dick, reality, and … Continue reading

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On Interview With The Vampire

I finished reading Interview With The Vampire the other night and I just wanted to take a second to reflect on it. I grew up loving weird interactions with Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles. I never read Interview or the following few books, but I loved … Continue reading

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Ursula K. Le Guin on the use of the “surface elements” of fantasy

‘Surface elements,’ by which I take it he means ogres, dragons, Arthurian knights, mysterious boatmen, etc., which occur in certain works of great literary merit such as Beowulf, the Morte d’Arthur, and The Lord of the Rings, are also much … 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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Vicesimus Knox Did An Objective Book Review in 1786

I’m taking a class in Romantic concepts of technology this semester, and I read little thing by Vicesimus Knox about libraries and books and having a grand old time reading. Near the end of the piece he writes: I confess … Continue reading

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Books I Read in 2013

For previous years, look here: 2012, 2011. This is a list of all the books that I read in 2013. The number is a little bit off — as you can see, I read a whole lot of BPRD in preparation … Continue reading

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TCiW Holiday Buyers Guide 2013 – Fiction Books

A few weeks ago I floated the idea that I might do a buyer’s guide for the oncoming holiday season. Now I decided to do it. This is a holiday gift guide for people who think that the things I … Continue reading

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Books I Read in 2012

This is the total list of everything that I read in full for the year of 2012. I feel like it is important for me to say that–I read outside of this list, sometimes extensively, but what makes the list … Continue reading

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