Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Engroßiŋ but irritatiŋ. Ðe auþor ſpoils an oðerwiſe perfectly enjoyable and moviŋ plot by abuſe of coarſe language, by focuſiŋ on diſfunctional characters who cannot tell apart love from baſe paßions, & mainly by uncritically uſiŋ his ſuperſtitious protagoniſt to propoſe ðe moſt ridiculous & weak arguments againſt ðe exiſtence of God againſt ſtraw man believers’ arguments.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Review: Nephilim Giants and Watchers in Ancient Historical Texts

Nephilim Giants and Watchers in Ancient Historical Texts Nephilim Giants and Watchers in Ancient Historical Texts by Brian Godawa
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Intereſtiŋ reference, wiþout interpretation.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Review: The Inklings and King Arthur

The Inklings and King Arthur The Inklings and King Arthur by Sørina Higgins
My rating: 0 of 5 stars



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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Review: Oira Hokago Wakadaisho Vol. 2

Oira Hokago Wakadaisho Vol. 2 Oira Hokago Wakadaisho Vol. 2 by Mitsuru Adachi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Too much fanserv, not yet ðe great Adachi storytelling.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Review: QあんどA 6 [Q and A 6]

QあんどA 6 [Q and A 6] QあんどA 6 [Q and A 6] by Mitsuru Adachi
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The usual superb Adachi storytelling, but not wiþ baseball for a change. Too much fanserv.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Review: Letters to Lalage: The Letters of Charles Williams to Lois Lang-Sims

Letters to Lalage: The Letters of Charles Williams to Lois Lang-Sims Letters to Lalage: The Letters of Charles Williams to Lois Lang-Sims by Charles Williams
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Regrettably missing Lois’ side of the correspondence, casts quite some light on Charles Williams’ unhingedness — which is a pity since it seemingly killed on of the great genius of the XX Century way too early.

She was a young woman in process of reverting to Romanism, which is not actually that surprising given both Williams and Dorothy Sayers, a name quite present in these letters, were Anglo-romanists, and Tolkien a Romanist; even Lewis, the other big name presence, was a high-church Anglican, even if usually agreeable to Evangelicals. But it is still sad to see how Williams perhaps unwittingly helped her along in her way away from the Gospel, or what was left of it in Anglo-romanist, into downright Romanist ‘Christopaganism’ — even if admittedly anglosaxon Romanism is usually much better than its Iberian counterpart we know and loathe down here in Brazil.

Even while exposing him, she still valued Williams quite much, rating him higher than Lewis and Tolkien as a writer — which may be right enough.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Review: Sans feu ni lieu: signification biblique de la grande ville

Sans feu ni lieu: signification biblique de la grande ville Sans feu ni lieu: signification biblique de la grande ville by Jacques Ellul
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I ſhould take a ſtar off for ðe Univerſaliſm, but as ðe auþor manages to keep an element of divine judgement in his brand of univerſal ſalvation, & as it is a very intereſtiŋ & challengiŋ analyſis I know no peer of, I cannot but recommend for everyone who is not afraid of engagiŋ ſome hereſies to be able to glimpſe at Scripture anew.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Review: Reginald

Reginald Reginald by Saki
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Quite witty, but I lacked many cultural references to make ðe moſt of it.

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