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Thoughts on… Iliad by Homer

Title: Iliad Author: Homer Translator: A. T. Murray and William F. Wyatt Publisher: Loeb Classical Library Date: 1999 (c.800 BC) Summary: The eloquent and dramatic epic poem captures the terrible anger of Achilles, “the best of the Achaeans,” over a grave insult to his personal honour and relates its tragic result—a chain of consequences that proves devastating… Continue reading Thoughts on… Iliad by Homer

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Top Ten Tuesday: Extraordinarily Long Book Titles

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme brought to you by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was previously hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Extraordinary Book Titles So, these books have long titles. Some have subtitles. That’s it. 1. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne Both the book and… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Extraordinarily Long Book Titles

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Thoughts on… Candide by Voltaire

Title: Candide, or Optimism Author: Voltaire Publisher: Penguin Classics Date: 2006 (1759) Summary: Brought up in the household of a German Baron, Candide is an open-minded young man whose tutor, Pangloss, has instilled in him the belief, inspired by Leibniz, that ‘all is for the best in this, the best of all possible worlds’. But when his… Continue reading Thoughts on… Candide by Voltaire

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Thoughts on… The Enemy by Lee Child

Title: The Enemy Author: Lee Child Publisher: Bantam Press Date: 2011 (2004) Summary: New Year’s Day, 1990. A soldier is found dead in a sleazy motel bed. Jack Reacher is the officer on duty. The soldier turns out to be a two-star general. The situation is bad enough, then Reacher finds the general’s wife. This stomach-churning thriller turns back the clock to… Continue reading Thoughts on… The Enemy by Lee Child