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But What of Earth?
3.38
did not like it
Piers Anthony's But What of Earth? is an astonishing book, a novel he had originally written in the '70s and which was subsequently rewritten at the p ...more
Jan 2008
Apr 07, 2010
 
First Principles of Verse
4.00
really liked it
This book may not be as good as my enjoyment level would imply it is; but it is fascinating and very sad, in a way that I want to call charming. Both ...more
Sep 2013
Aug 31, 2013
 
1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
3.82
it was ok
My first complaint upon reading this book—and I think it’s a lot people’s first complaint—is a dumb one. It’s “this list of books is not exactly the s ...more
Dec 10, 2015
Dec 10, 2015
 
The Origins of Beowulf: And the Pre-Viking Kingdom of East Anglia
4.27
really liked it
The arguments in this book are not always persuasive, in a finalizing way; there're too many could bes, and not enough analyses and rejections of cont ...more
Jul 28, 2012
Jul 27, 2012
 
Beowulf's Wealhtheow and the Valkyrie Tradition
3.91
liked it
Although sometimes the arguments smack of special pleading (Yrsa would hold a drinking horn; Wealtheow holds a cup; therefore the Beowulf poet intenti ...more
Sep 09, 2012
Sep 01, 2012
 
How Shakespeare Changed Everything
3.38
did not like it
The problem with this book is that the author tried to emulate the breathless style of Cracked.com, but was too intelligent to let himself actually do ...more
Oct 25, 2012
Oct 24, 2012
 
Researches Respecting the Book of Sindibad
2.00
it was ok
It took me a while to get over my frustration at the fact that this is the WRONG SINDIBAD! Okay, maybe I never really got over that frustration.
Mar 10, 2012
Mar 03, 2012
 
Poe the Detective: The Curious Circumstances Behind "The Mystery of Marie Roget"
3.23
liked it
The self-righteous, condescending, long-winded, overcautious "Mystery of Marie Roget" is Poe at his worst. This book, about the real murder and its se ...more
May 31, 2013
May 30, 2013
 
The Comics Journal #293 (No. 293)
4.25
really liked it
None
Oct 2008
Dec 05, 2014
 
Other Inquisitions, 1937-1952
4.36
it was amazing
None
Jan 1995
Mar 30, 2010
 
Conversations (Literary Conversations Series)
4.22
really liked it
None
Jan 2001
Mar 30, 2010
 
New Maps Of Hell: A Survey Of Science Fiction
3.57
liked it
None
Jan 2006
Mar 31, 2010
 
Re Joyce
4.08
liked it
None
Dec 2004
Mar 31, 2010
 
Private Demons: The Life of Shirley Jackson
3.99
really liked it
None
Jan 2003
Mar 31, 2010
 
Shirley Jackson (Bloom's Major Short Story Writers)
3.09
did not like it
None
Apr 2004
Mar 31, 2010
 
The Cradle of Humanity: Prehistoric Art and Culture
3.81
really liked it
None
Jan 2007
Apr 03, 2010
 
To Double Business Bound: Essays on Literature, Mimesis and Anthropology
4.10
it was amazing
None
Jan 2007
Apr 03, 2010
 
Reconstructing Eliade: Making Sense of Religion
3.25
liked it
None
Jul 2009
Apr 03, 2010
 
On Literature
3.93
really liked it
None
Jan 2006
Apr 05, 2010
 
Travels in Hyper Reality: Essays
3.88
it was amazing
None
Jan 1992
Apr 05, 2010
 
Six Walks in the Fictional Woods
4.11
liked it
None
Jan 1996
Apr 05, 2010
 
Six Memos for the Next Millennium
4.22
liked it
None
Jan 2000
Apr 05, 2010
 
Why Read the Classics?
3.88
really liked it
None
Aug 2009
Apr 05, 2010
 
The Common Reader: Vol. I
4.17
liked it
None
Oct 1996
Apr 05, 2010
 
Patriotic Gore: Studies in the Literature of the American Civil War
4.16
it was amazing
None
Oct 2009
Apr 05, 2010
 
A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful
3.75
it was amazing
None
Jan 2003
Apr 05, 2010
 
The Birth of Tragedy
3.98
liked it
None
Jan 1993
Apr 05, 2010
 
My Country Right or Left: 1940-1943 (Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell, Vol 2)
4.30
it was amazing
None
Sep 2009
Apr 05, 2010
 
In Front of Your Nose: 1945-1950 (Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell, Vol 4)
4.41
it was amazing
None
Jan 2005
Apr 05, 2010
 
Dickens, Dali and Others
3.87
really liked it
None
Jan 1996
Apr 05, 2010
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