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C.S. Hand

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C. S. Hand is a threadbare graduate student fond of British and German Romanticism and moonlit perambulations through soft European countrysides.

He believes that great fantasy books are the same thing as great literature.

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Splatterism: The Tragic Recollections of A Minotaur Assailant (An Upbuilding Edifying Discourse) (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: A failed suicide attempt unites the last living minotaur, Evander, with the eminent sorcerer and perfidious rake Scammander, who might have lost all of his magical knowledge or might have just stashed it elsewhere to make room for his biggest plot yet. Bonded by suffering and a special antipathy for humanity, the two set out to do what all villains dream of: destroying the world, one civilization at a time. But how can two creatures annihilate the world? This is the pathos-filled recollection of the Beginning of the End, narrated, against his will, by the murderer Evander. It is by turns pithy, lyrical, and harrowing, and best when read in solitude, perhaps under a full moon. Kindly “eliciting” the tale from Evander is Tristan D’Mure, who loved the world the way it was, and will do all that he must to make sure he obtains the truth of how the world was nearly destroyed—and find Scammander, who is once again mysteriously missing… Pars Prima is a blood soaked novella of 21,000 words, constituting a grizzly, inclement prelude which is to be succeeded by two novel length entries.
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The Darkness That Comes Before by R. Scott Bakker
"It took me a long time to get into this book, I kept starting to read it and then finding something else to do and putting it aside for a week here, a week there. But the book kept calling to me: the beautiful cover, the great reviews, and once I..." Read more of this review »
The Darkness That Comes Before by R. Scott Bakker
"The Prince of Nothing is an amazing series. Its dark and epic and horrifying in a way that most fantasy isn't.
Bakker shows us a "dark lord" that gives you chills in a way Sauron never did.
That said, the series is also written at a very elevated le..." Read more of this review »
The Darkness That Comes Before by R. Scott Bakker
"This is first volume of an epic fantasy series that takes itself very seriously and packs in enough big ideas and style to get away with it. I really loved it.

Loosely based on the Crusades (very loosely), The Darkness That Comes Before takes place..." Read more of this review »
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François de La Rochefoucauld
“We do not despise all those with vices, but we do despise all those without a single virtue.”
François de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims

Friedrich Nietzsche
“Your educators can only be your liberators.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Untimely Meditations

Søren Kierkegaard
“It is perfectly true, as philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition, that it must be lived forwards.”
Søren Kierkegaard

Arthur Schopenhauer
“There is not much to be got anywhere in the world. It is filled with misery and pain; if a man escapes these, boredeom lies in wait for him at every corner. Nay more; it is evil which generally has the upper hand, and folly that makes the most noise. Fate is cruel and mankind pitiable.”
Arthur Schopenhauer, The Wisdom of Life

Giacomo Leopardi
“Death is not an evil, because it frees us from all evils, and while it takes away good things, it takes away also the desire for them. Old age is the supreme evil, because it deprives us of all pleasures, leaving us only the appetite for them, and it brings with it all sufferings. Nevertheless, we fear death, and we desire old age.”
Giacomo Leopardi

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