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Original Essays | August 21, 2014

Richard Bausch: IMG Why Literature Can Save Us



Our title is, of course, a problem. "Why Literature Can Save Us." And of course the problem is one of definition: what those words mean. What is... Continue »
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The Magicians by Lev Grossman
The Magicians

jhor0107, November 2, 2009

Take Harry Potter and Narnia and add sex, alcohol and depression and you get The Magicians. This book was good and I have to admit I couldn't put it down but it was mainly because I was hoping it would get better for the main character. If you like to relate to the characters in your book as I do this one probably isn't for you. The main character never really steps up to the plate and plays the part of a wuss most of the book. It was an OK book but could have used a different ending.
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The Judging Eye by R. Scott Bakker
The Judging Eye

jhor0107, March 30, 2009

The first book in the Aspect Emperor series is a great addition to the world Bakker created with his first series The Prince of Nothing. This book takes place 20 years after the end of the last book and focuses its attention on kelhus' kids and on Achaman as he struggles to find the origins of Kelhus. This book also introduces us to Mamira who has more to the story than previously thought. This book is really addictive and will not dissapoint readers of The Prince of Nothing series.
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Sleuthing the Alamo : Davy Crockett's Last Stand and Other Mysteries of the Texas Revolution (05 Edition) by James E. Crisp
Sleuthing the Alamo : Davy Crockett's Last Stand and Other Mysteries of the Texas Revolution (05 Edition)

jhor0107, February 18, 2009

Crisp takes on a topic that many Americans and Texans believe they already know everything about and flips it totally around. Through extensive detective work Crisp gets to the bottom of how Davie Crockett died and explains, in detail, how he came to each conclusion and why the history books got it wrong. This is a great book for people that want to know the truth about the Texas revolution.
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Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High by Melba Pattill Beals
Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High

jhor0107, November 13, 2008

this book is surprised me because i started reading it thinking that i knew a lot about the little rock nine, but it has a totally new meaning hearing the first hand experience of those involved. I recommend this book even to those that have already studied about the civil rights movement. It is a must read for todays generation to understand what those before us had to endure so we could live, work and learn together.
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Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High by Melba Pattill Beals
Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High

jhor0107, November 13, 2008

This is a fascinating book that anyone wanting to know more about the civil rights movement. The story of the little rock nine will inspire anyone.
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