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Rachel Thompson has commented on (3) products.

Wild Life by Molly Gloss
Wild Life

Rachel Thompson, May 28, 2007

Gloss's novel splendidly evokes the dark, haunted nature of the Northwest woods, where, even today, if you squint your eyes and close your ears, one can almost imagine a primeval world, before the advent of man into every corner of the world. This novel is an exploration of that advent, a story of the conflict of modernity and its technology, with the older, more natural world. "Wild Life" is a lament about the conflict, not necessarily a solution to it. However, it still expresses the wild poetry of the lost world, preserving it within its pages for future generations.
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Archangel by Sharon Shinn
Archangel

Rachel Thompson, March 19, 2007

Whenever I'm feeling down, or just in need of some comfort, I turn to Sharon Shinn. This book of hers is one of my favorites. The characters are appealing, and the story combines fantasy, romance, and adventure (all my favorites!) into a satisfying whole. Highly recommended for a rainy Saturday spent in bed.
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The History of England From the Accession of James I to the Elevation of the House of Hanover, 5 Volumes

Rachel Thompson, September 25, 2006

I am currently writing my B.A. thesis on Catharine Macaulay. Her Histories are amazing political statements of her Whiggish politics, especially considering her position as a woman and a wife during the eighteenth century in England. Sadly, her works are out of print and rarely noticed any more.
Macaulay tells the story of the rise of Liberty in the British state and its triumph over tyranny during the Civil Wars and conflicts of the seventeenth century in Britain. Her passion for her subject is astounding, and her detail even more so. (What took David Hume two volumes took her five.)
Macaulay is also to be admired for her daring in writing a major history at a time when most women writers wrote poetry or novels. Catharine Macaulay was a fascinating woman, who deserves more recognition than she currently gets.
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