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The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases
3.70
it was amazing
This is probably the paradigmatic example of the category I call "unreliable reference" . . . Jeff Vandermeer and his circle of weirdos got together a ...more
Jan 2006
Jul 14, 2007
 
Renaissance Self-Fashioning: From More to Shakespeare
4.12
it was amazing
Stephen Greenblatt daringly takes us beyond the text of several of the giants of the English Renaissance, exploring the context that informed their wo ...more
not set
Jul 18, 2007
 
The Areas of My Expertise (Cumbersome Audiobook Version)
3.81
it was amazing
This is definitely a case where shelling out for the CD edition pays off. Hodgman's deadpan, uber-serious vocal style transmutes his wickedly funny pr ...more
Jan 2007
Jul 17, 2007
 
Collectanea Chemica: Being Certain Treatises on Alchemy and Hermetic Medicine
3.83
really liked it
A.E. Waite, co-creator of the standard Rider-Waite Tarot deck, has compiled an excellent collection of alchemical literature, all helpfully rendered i ...more
Jan 2004
Jul 17, 2007
 
The Dark Lord of Pengersick
3.36
it was amazing
This book is a competent quest/coming-of-age fantasy, but more importantly it is a marvelous introduction to the great pre-Roman holy sites of Western ...more
not set
Jul 30, 2007
 
The Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden
4.07
really liked it
A fascinating peek at Christian works rejected or ignored by the Church Fathers. From "The Letters of Herod and Pilate" to the multiple suicides of Ad ...more
Jan 2002
Jul 16, 2007
 
The High Crusade
3.89
it was amazing
I gave this an "amazing" rating mostly for sheer chutzpah. It's the story of an encounter between a hostile alien spacecraft and a medieval English ma ...more
not set
Jul 23, 2007
 
The Guerrilla Girls' Bedside Companion to the History of Western Art
3.94
really liked it
Viva Sofanisba!
Feb 05, 2010
Jan 31, 2010
 
Early Christian Heresies
3.71
really liked it
An excellent introduction to the convoluted controversies that wracked the not-yet-catholic Catholic Church. Joan O'Grady is an impartial, sympathetic ...more
Jan 2002
Jul 16, 2007
 
Everything Is Under Control: Conspiracies, Cults and Cover-ups
3.76
really liked it
The late Robert Anton Wilson is a compassionate, personable guide through the dark crevices and crannies of history, pseudo-history, and simple human ...more
not set
Jul 14, 2007
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