Thursday Spotlight: Martin Eden

I haven't read many books about writers, but amongst the ones that I have...this one is my favorite. It tells the story of a simple young man who, having saved a member of the upper class' live, is introduced to a young, well-educated lady. He, of course, falls in love with her immediately and realizes... Continue Reading →

Spotlight Thursday: Uprooted

There is something about the woods, some primordial fear that has been nagging away at all of us, at the entirety of humanity, long before we learned to create fires, long before we began making tools; a fear that's been with us since our very inception, as evident in that most precious of folklore -... Continue Reading →

Spotlight Thursday: The Black Company

(By Glen Cook) The Black Company is misery curdled, but also ancient and intriguing. I paraphrase one of the very earliest paragraphs that caught my eye in the Black Company. Glen Cook’s novel is that rare breed of fantasy that forswears lengthy, intricate descriptions for the benefit of literary minimalism. That’s not to say that... Continue Reading →

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