Tag Archives: 4.5 Stars

Laurels Are Poison, by Gladys Mitchell: A Review

The 14th Mrs. Bradley novel marks the opening of a new era for the character, and also does an admirable job of papering over the cracks in the gap between the first thirteen, pre-Laura Menzies novels, and all that were … Continue reading

Posted in Authors-Mitchell Gladys, Book Reviews | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

It Can’t Happen Here, by Sinclair Lewis: A Review

I’ve struggled with writing a review after my second reading of It Can’t Happen Here. That’s not in any way due to the inherent difficulty of the material or concepts. It is due to the density of the novel’s writing, … Continue reading

Posted in Authors-Lewis Sinclair, Book Reviews | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Nomad of Time (The Warlord of the Air / The Land Leviathan / The Steel Tsar), by Michael Moorcock: A Review

Michael Moorcock is a name with which to conjure in certain circles. Prolific, inventive, and unpredictable, he is known as both a science fiction and fantasy author, and a literary author. Now in his mid-70s, he continues to intrigue audiences … Continue reading

Posted in Authors-Moorcock Michael, Book Reviews | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Written in Dead Wax, by Andrew Cartmel: A Review

I set the mood to write this review somewhat more deliberately than usual. I made myself a cup of coffee and some toast with good marmalade, and carefully selected one of the few Everest classical LPs that I own (as … Continue reading

Posted in Authors-Cartmel Andrew, Book Reviews | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Knowledge Web, by James Burke: A Review

The Knowledge Web is a dizzying tour through the history of science and technology, yet thanks to its origins in the pre-“Information Age” culture of research and presentation, it generally succeeds as well as its predecessors, Connections and Connections 2. Why is … Continue reading

Posted in Authors-Burke James, Book Reviews | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Vanishing Cornwall, by Daphne du Maurier: A Brief Review

If you think of the works of Daphne du Maurier, you probably have the same sort of images in mind that have been given to us by film treatments over the years: the blasted heath, the storm-tossed moors, the insular … Continue reading

Posted in Authors-du Maurier Daphne, Book Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gulliver’s Travels, by Jonathan Swift: A Review

Demonstrating quite vividly the difference that a few years and a sense of humor can make, Gulliver’s Travels is a very different tale from its closest comparative, Robinson Crusoe. It is one of those books that most undergraduates encounter in … Continue reading

Posted in Authors-Swift Jonathan, Book Reviews | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment