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Fall of Giants by Ken Follett: the pulse of life amid global conflagration

Fall of Giants by Ken Follett My rating: 4 of 5 stars Some angles on World War I, told in a simple and human way. This is the first Follett book I’ve read since I read The Key to Rebecca … Continue reading

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The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell: the bloody birth of England

The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell My rating: 4 of 5 stars Like its fledgling-warrior hero, this book is easygoing—until battle is joined, and then it packs a punch. My introduction to the writing of Bernard Cornwell was via the … Continue reading

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A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin: who needs reality?

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin My rating: 4 of 5 stars A massive fantasy series kicks off with a story that is light on magic, heavy on politics. Having finished the “poetic works” in the Britannica Great … Continue reading

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The Epic Cosmos edited by Larry Allums

The Epic Cosmos by James Larry Allums My rating: 5 of 5 stars Looking at epics ancient and modern, each of the 12 essays in this collection offers deeply considered insights into the significance of epic as a literary form. … Continue reading

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