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Scott McCloskey

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Scott McCloskey has searched from the eastern United States all the way to Osaka, Japan, but has uncovered no Elvish rings of power, nor magic swords to hold aloft. Blame books for teaching him never to give up. In the meantime, he takes breaks here and there to pen the almost plausible adventures of siblings Theodore and Marie Ellsworth in The Gossamer City, as they are dictated to him by the diminutive gnomes with hummingbird wings that have been flitting unceasingly about his bedroom at night since he was your age.

Scott lives with a loving wife who puts up with his idiosyncratic bent, two adorable girls to whom he sings scratchy jazz tunes at night, and several Russian Wolfhounds. His first book, The Goldenwealth Light (Book
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REVIEW - Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence (Bill O'Reilly/Martin Dugard)

Killing England - Bill O'Reilly 'Killing' Series It's been some time since I did a book review, so I've chosen a title I read some months ago, but is still fresh enough in my head to speak of. I admit that I wasn't waiting for Killing England to release - I wasn't even familiar with the 'killing' series before I noticed an advertisement for the book in, of all places, Walmart, but I have a standing interest in the American War of Independence, and... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on May 29, 2018 13:26
Average rating: 4.44 · 45 ratings · 34 reviews · 3 distinct works
The Goldenwealth Light (The...

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I feel I may have done this book a disservice by coming in at part II. With the separate plotlines going on and some things I had to infer, I probably ought to have started at the beginning. Can't exactly fault the story for that though, and I found ...more
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Duke Grandfather Saves the World* by James Maxstadt
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First off, let me say that I appreciate the way this book was written. To me, literature is just another form of art - you simply paint the picture with words. Yes, it's possible to overdo it, but I think more often the concept is underdone - back an ...more
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Child of Fire, Child of Ice by J.B. Trepagnier
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Let me begin by saying that the premise of this book is a good one. There's nothing really new under the sun anymore in my opinion - it's just a matter of what unique spin we can put on the tried and the true. I felt that this tale was able to be dif ...more
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The Lazarus Men by Christian Warren Freed
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Well, I can say that I'm always a fan of world-building, but the kind of building presented in a story like The Lazarus Men can be an even bigger challenge than that of, say, a fantasy novel where the entire planet is fictional and can be molded to w ...more
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Thomas Paine
“I have always strenuously supported the right of every man to his own opinion, however different that opinion might be to mine. He who denies to another this right, makes a slave of himself to his present opinion, because he precludes himself the right of changing it.”
Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason

Sigmund Freud
“Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.”
Sigmund Freud, New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis

Lewis Carroll
“But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad."
"How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Thomas Jefferson
“I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and Constitutions. But laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors.”
Thomas Jefferson

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