Category Archives: Books

Not Sure If Want

The Dark Tower series, as a whole, is one of my all-time favorite books.  I’ve read through the first three books six times (damn the huge gap between books three and four…), all seven books three times, and I’ll likely read through them more as the years go on.  The idea of a movie or […]

Human Grief Made Eloquent

Recognized as one of the great pieces in C.S. Lewis’s repertoire, I felt sort of bad that I had never read A Grief Observed. It was actually assigned in my Thanatopsis (Philosophy of Death) class all those years ago, but I’m far less likely to read something when it’s assigned. Regardless, I finally read through […]

Quality Essays, but No Voltaire

Bertrand Russell’s Why I Am Not A Christian And Other Essays On Religion And Related Subjects is a worthwhile read, even decades later.  However, as much as I enjoy Russell as both an author and a philosopher, much of his satirical humor falls flat, hence the title. The titular essay feels much like a rehashing […]