Review: Táin Bó Cúalnge. English

Táin Bó Cúalnge. English by L. Winifred Faraday My rating: 4 of 5 stars I put out a call on Facebook for suggestions on Gaelic mythology to read. This was the top suggestion. This strongly reminded me of Norse and Saxon epics. All account for the names of places by describing the battles undertaken there.… Continue reading Review: Táin Bó Cúalnge. English

Review: Joss Whedon: The Biography

Joss Whedon: The Biography by Amy Pascale My rating: 4 of 5 stars This biography is essentially a greatly expanded Joss Whedon IMDB.com filmography. Pascale carefully tells the behind the scenes stories about his career. I arrived late to the Whedonverse. Yes, the fandom has a name. Essentially, I saw Serenity in the movie theater,… Continue reading Review: Joss Whedon: The Biography

Ratings

Salman Rushdie took a bunch of flak for giving beloved books at poor rating. Well, I don’t like the work of Kingsley Amis, there it is. I don’t have to explain or justify. It’s allowed. He was operating on Goodreads, but Rushdie has not claim his author’s page yet. And, he says he was unaware the ratings… Continue reading Ratings

Review: The Age of American Unreason

The Age of American Unreason by Susan Jacoby My rating: 2 of 5 stars Back in 2007, I went to Thanksgiving with Mom to the home of a Philosophy professor. The professor’s father discoursed on why United States presidents should only be intellectuals. His arguments made sense. Someone able to understand the options, determine risk, and plan… Continue reading Review: The Age of American Unreason