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That Hideous Strength (Space Trilogy, #3)
This is a very relevant book for our times. It's also C.S. Lewis. Those two factors alone make it a more-or-less mandatory read – and one that is virt...more
Mar 2009
Sep 14, 2009
The Anubis Gates
A very clever and enjoyable piece of time-travel fiction. 1802. 1983. 1810-11. 1684. 1846. London. Cairo. Greece. Coleridge. Byron. Ancient Egyptian s...more
Jul 19, 2012
Jul 28, 2012
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)
I first read The Lord of the Rings trilogy when I was about about twelve, I believe. Loved it then, and have treasured it more and more over the years...more
Aug 2006
Sep 14, 2009
The Napoleon of Notting Hill
Chesterton imagines a futuristic London in which, contra the H. G. Wells's and Jules Verne's of his own time, virtually nothing of significance has ch...more
Mar 15, 2012
Apr 14, 2012
The Children of Húrin
A very moving re-presentation, in much greater detail, of a story that is but one part of The Silmarillion. Strong echoes of Oedipus, along with disti...more
Dec 27, 2011
Apr 14, 2012
The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3)
Though I think The Fellowship of the Ring is all around my favorite book in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Return of the King contains several pas...more
Dec 2006
Sep 14, 2009
The Silmarillion: The Epic History of the Elves in The Lord of the Rings
Though I first read The Lord of the Rings trilogy when I was in junior high, and have owned a copy of The Silmarillion since that time, I only skimmed...more
Dec 2005
Sep 14, 2009
Perelandra (Space Trilogy, #2)
Positively sublime! One of Lewis' very best!
Nov 2008
Sep 14, 2009
Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy, #1)
Very enjoyable!
Sep 2008
Sep 14, 2009
The Complete Chronicles of Narnia
Though I've had some degree of familiarity with these stories since my early teens, I never actually read them until I did so out loud to my oldest so...more
Nov 2003
Sep 15, 2009
Smith of Wootton Major + Farmer Giles of Ham
I think I only read Smith of Wooton Major. Need to go back and read Farmer Giles of Ham sometime.
Apr 2005
Sep 15, 2009
The Hobbit
I first read when I was around eleven. Have since read it out loud twice to my own kids.
Jan 2006
Sep 14, 2009
The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2)
Oct 2006
Sep 14, 2009
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