If Francis Schaeffer was "the single greatest intellectual influence on young evangelicals of the 1960s and '70s," I'd wager those not of the evangelical bent ever have anything to worry about -- not that they ever did.
Category: Book Reviews
Dad’s Birthday, the Power of Positive Thinking & Some Perspectives Offered
Today was my late father’s birthday and I feel down. He’d be 84 today. Dad loved books and especially ones like Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking. He and I disagreed on much, including this type of book. But in honor of his birthday, I reread this book and am going to write a few words on it. However, true to form, just because I read it in honor and memory of my father doesn’t mean I’m going to treat this with kid’s gloves.
My Year In Books: 2022
Every year I participate in the Goodreads Annual Reading Challenge and I post about it and the results at the end of the year. Welcome to My Year In Books 2022.
Book Review of Exploding the Phone: The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws Who Hacked Ma Bell
Exploding the Phone: The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws Who Hacked Ma Bell by Phil Lapsley My rating: 5 of 5 stars God, this takes me back. I remember Captain Crunch, phreaking, warez, War Games, my C64 (which I got in Fall 1982), BBS's, Usenet, CdC, 2600, etc., like it was yesterday. I …
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Let’s Talk Book Reviews
Let's Talk Book Reviews -- It's time for me to get back to 'em in earnest!
REVIEW of Tonight We Bombed the U.S. Capitol: The Explosive Story of M19, America’s First Female Terrorist Group
Sadly, M19, America's First Female Terrorist Group is a book that simply BORES. And it should be so much more.
A Review of Marilyn Kallet’s How Our Bodies Learned
Marilyn Kallet: How Our Bodies Learned How Our Bodies Learned by Marilyn KalletMy rating: 5 of 5 stars Superb. Everything Marilyn Kallet produces is consistently at the very highest levels of quality and craft, something one can say about few others. Indeed, if there is one certain area where you can count on inconsistency, I'd …
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On Thomas Ligotti’s Book, Death Poems
I'd been told I would love this book, I guess because I’ve had some “horror poetry” books published over the years. I do like the themes, tone, morbid world view, but that doesn’t make this guy a good writer nor this poetry remotely good, professional or successful in accomplishing what the author appears to be attempting. It fails, but is salvageable. Read to discover one area Ligotti falters in while successful authors with some similarities are mentioned as differentiations that could inspire Liigotti to up his game, improve his writing and hence his poetry and become more effective at what he does without losing "his voice."