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Monthly Archives: April, 2016

The Road, Cormac McCarthy

This is the first book I’ve read by Cormac McCarthy so I wasn’t sure what to expect. The writing style in this novel is very brief: short sentences, conversations of few words, … Continue reading

April 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Reformation, Diarmaid MacCulloch

This book gives us a very detailed account of the Reformation, across the period 1490 to 1700. MacCulloch presents a thorough description of events and people relating to the Reformation … Continue reading

April 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Spice of Life, GK Chesterton

This book is a collection of essays by GK Chesterton, with topics ranging across literature, anecdotes from his travels and religion. The essays on literature cover both writing, in “How … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

A week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, Henry Thoreau

This book written was written by Henry Thoreau as a memorial to his brother John. They had shared a week-long trip along the Concord and Merrimack rivers in New England, and … Continue reading

April 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lord of the World, Robert Hugh Benson

Contains spoilers This novel is set in a futuristic world which has been divided between America, Europe and the East. The UK, and rest of the World, is governed by … Continue reading

April 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Letters to a Young Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke

This short book is a collection of ten letters Rainer Maria Rilke wrote to a young poet, Mr Kappus, between 1903 and 1908, but this book only includes Rilke’s letters … Continue reading

April 1, 2016 · Leave a comment
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