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Fingerprints of the Gods by Graham Hancock
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Chariots of the Gods by Erich von Däniken
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The only reason I read this book is because a character in John Carpenter's remake of The Thing mentions it briefly. The character himself is kind of a pot-smoking hippie and the reference is obviously intended as a joke on the film-makers' part.

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The Cambridge Introduction to Nathaniel Hawthorne by Leland S. Person
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This little book is more of an introduction to topics in recent Hawthorne studies than it is an introduction to Hawthorne's work. It is NOT directed towards readers with little or no experience reading Hawthorne. The focus, rather, is placing Hawthor...more
Reflections on the Psalms by C.S. Lewis
" Above all, this book takes an honest look at some hard questions. Some Christians doubtless call it blasphemy rather than honesty. My childhood pastor, from whom I learned so much, and who almost always championed CSL, didn't care for this book. H... " Read more of this review »
Reflections on the Psalms by C.S. Lewis
" Lewis the higher critic? Dare I say the heretic?? I kept hoping I would find one chapter in this book to embrace, but the entire volume turned out to be reflections of a C. S. Lewis I had not anticipated.

To his credit, Lewis introduces the book b... " Read more of this review »
Reflections on the Psalms by C.S. Lewis
" I'm torn between 2 and 3 stars . . . this is totally not what I expected from Lewis. There are parts that are beautifully said as only Lewis can say, lovely observations about the quality of the Psalms that someone with a history in literature mak... " Read more of this review »
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Reflections on the Psalms by C.S. Lewis
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Reflections on the Psalms C. S. Lewis My Thoughts One Year Later

I read this book a year ago. One year later, here are the significant ideas that I remember from Lewis's book.

First, I remember his comments about joy and gusto. He discusses these conce...more
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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville
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Moby-Dick: An Appreciation

To me, Ishmael represents humility and Ahab represents pride.

Ishmael tries to follow Christian ethics of humility and kindness. However, he's going out to sea because he doesn't fit in with the rest of the world. While on th...more
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