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Possession, Exorcism, and Hauntings by Adam Christian Blai M. S.

Lucy Black, July 27, 2015

A thoughtful treatise on possessions and other demon-related happenings from a Roman Catholic perspective. Although strongly religious, the subject matter is discussed in a straight-forward manner that does not alienate individuals who do not share the author's background.
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The Baron in the Trees (Harbrace Paperbound Library, 72) by Italo Calvino
The Baron in the Trees (Harbrace Paperbound Library, 72)

Lucy Black, July 27, 2015

This story begins with a sullen youth who ascends to the trees in an act of protest against his family. From this, Calvino weaves a tale that is both delightful and somber; whimsical but within reason. The author is the master of protesting the human condition in a manner that is altogether too-charming. I highly recommend this book.
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If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler

Lucy Black, January 2, 2013

Almost a mystery, almost a romance, almost an ode to reading itself, this book should be required material for all self-proclaimed bibliophiles.
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Story of O by Pauline Reage
Story of O

Lucy Black, August 28, 2012

I finished this book almost entirely in one sitting, feeling much as though I were engaged in some sort of well-written train wreck. I couldn’t really stop reading (I kept telling myself it might get better) but I couldn’t pinpoint anything particularly redeeming or entertaining within the pages either. If you want to read about the psychological aspects of BDSM then look elsewhere. If you want to read an apologia to slavery, or a work of fiction that explores the freedom and human nature, read something else. What this novel does offer is page upon page of insipid gangbangs and whippings. (Even these are not described with any particular emotion or great detail, but more along the lines of, “she was entered” or “she screamed and writhed in pain,” which was perhaps the whole point, but it doesn’t make for an engaging read.)
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Mount Analogue (Tusk Ivories)
Mount Analogue (Tusk Ivories)

Lucy Black, August 28, 2012

Encouraged by a half-sarcastic, long since forgotten article, a man gets in touch with the author to go on a quest for an invisible mountain. Only the mountain is a giant metaphor for truth or something along those lines. This book is an excellent read, and can be taken as a philosophical exercise or enjoyed as an adventure story. The characters in the story might be questing for the metaphysical, but they never fail to neglect little details like money or proper mountain climbing equipment. Sadly, Daumal did not live long enough to finish this would-be masterpiece, but what he did get down on paper makes for an entertaining, enlightening read.
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