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Anne of Green Gables is a 1908 novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery (published as L. M. Montgomery). Written for all ages, it has been considered a classic children's novel since the mid-twentieth century. Set in the late 19th century, the novel recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan girl, who was mistakenly sent to two middle-aged siblings; Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, originally intending to adopt a boy to ...

Caspian is a treat. It is a window into a bygone era, not only in time, but into the human psyche. The fact that many of us do not, like Caspian, long for the "Old Narnia" is a genuine tragedy. For the river of heroism and nobility which in our day is but a trickle, still gushes strong and clean and pure from the source.

If these men had not had each other to push them and make them better, our most cherished books would either not exist  or would be much poorer works that what we now enjoy.

This is at once very much a children's story and at the same time a story for all people at all times. But it is best read through a child-like lens, remembering what it was like to hide in closets or imagine you were a knight or some other sort of hero, saving the day.

A masterpiece of literature. One of the greatest books of the English language. A beautiful tale of love, loss, tragedy, hopelessness, cruelty, and ultimately of redemption. Its characters are larger than life and unforgettable.

This book is full of complex metaphors and imagery that is difficult to understand fully. However it is still an intriguing story which touches on many incredible truths about the human condition. The reader is given a window into the nature of redemption and the paradox of finding life in death.

The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)
Fantasy / February 4, 2018

As good as parts of this story are, and make no mistake they are excellent, this story fails on three major counts and one minor one: its tone, its vulgarity, and its theology, the minor failure coming in the world-building itself.

The Hobbit
Fantasy / February 3, 2018

Always near the top of the most sold books of all time, The Hobbit is delightful and fun and full of adventure.  The adventure asks great questions about moral and spiritual right and wrong.

The Lord of the Rings
Fantasy / February 3, 2018

What Tolkien has given us in the guise of a story, is hope in a fallen world. When the world offers us nothing but sadness and meaninglessness, Tolkien, though The Lord of the Rings, reminds us that, no, this is not the end. Evil and death and suffering do not have the final say.