Tag Archives: 1920s

Authoritarianism Book Club Review: We, by Yevgeny Zamyatin

I honestly don’t enjoy reading about disfunctional, dystopian worlds very much. I find myself consuming more coffee than tea, and being commensurately edgy and perturbed. Honestly, I’d rather be back to detective stories, history books, poetry, and works of popular … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles, by Agatha Christie: A Review

While I’ve read and enjoyed many other of the Golden Age detective story writers, I’ve always had a problem with Agatha Christie. Not a huge problem, just that I don’t find myself drawn to her books with anywhere near the delight … Continue reading

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The Man Who Knew Coolidge, by Sinclair Lewis: A Review

As far as I can recall, I’ve written all of two entries for Wikipedia. I gathered my resources and my notes, matched the format as best I could, and tried my damnedest to write coherently and in the approved style. … Continue reading

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Captain Blood, by Rafael Sabatini: A Review

In many ways, as a reader in my middle years, I am still trying to redress an injustice from my youth; namely, that there are books which I did not read then, book that I now feel that I should … Continue reading

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Where the Blue Begins, by Christopher Morley: A Short Review

Christopher Morley’s 1923 tale recounts the adventures of Mr Gissing, a bachelor without many cares in the world. Gissing has not examined his life too closely, and is not over-concerned with much. When he becomes guardian of three puppies, his … Continue reading

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Starling of the White House, by Edmund Starling: A Review

As told to Thomas Sugrue, Starling of the White House recounts the time spent by the Colonel Edmund Starling on the Presidential protection detail of the Secret Service at the White House. Starling was brought to Washington D.C. as part of … Continue reading

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Lord Peter, by Dorothy L. Sayers: A Review

When I finally went back to Lord Peter, I hadn’t read this collection from cover to cover since I was sixteen or seventeen. Then, it was in a copy checked out from the library, and I can still remember that oddly-patterned … Continue reading

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