Which classic book do you wish had a sequel, and why? In trying to brainstorm a list for this post, I was assaulted by the feeling that I have not read enough of the classics of world literature. Which classic book do I wish had a sequel? First off, which classic books have I actually … Continue reading Classic Remarks: Which classic book should have a sequel?
I've shared the work of director Jake Viramontez before, with the minidoc "Killing the Rock". That beautiful documentary profiled a victim of the Syrian civil war who deals with his grief through sculpting. Now Jake Viramontez is back with a moody thriller called "Scarecrow." And I don't want to spoil anything, but unlike "Killing the … Continue reading Short Film: “Scarecrow” by Jake Viramontez
I do not love this story for any themes. I do love it somewhat for the atmosphere -- the lapping of the waves, the slapping of fins on water, the salt breezes, the hot sun, the patched nets and stacked harpoons. But mostly, I love this story for its characters.
"Tolkien" is sincere, good-hearted, and often beautiful, though it sometimes stumbles and loses sight of the real man at its heart.
Get lost in the valley where the monsters want to make you into a quiche.
“A great and rigid authoritarian administration with a thought police which is supposed to know all should at least keep its records straight.”De Santillana, The Crime of Galileo. 1955. Page 263 The Crime of Galileo by Giorgio De Santillana (Goodreads) "Galileus Galileus Florentinus" by Ottavio Leoni. Painted 1624. Source: Wikimedia In school I only learned … Continue reading My Books of 2018: The Crime of Galileo
Another rousing, moving historical adventure from Rosemary Sutcliff.
Humphrey Carpenter met with J.R.R. Tolkien once before the Professor’s death. He made an appointment, showed up promptly, and was ushered into the man’s cluttered study, which was in a converted garage separate from the main house. It is some time before he is able to state his business, as Tolkien seemed to treat a … Continue reading My Books of 2018: Carpenter on Tolkien
Steelheart, Firefight, and Calamity (The Reckoners Trilogy) by Brandon Sanderson If you’ve read Mistborn and its series, you know that Brandon Sanderson is one of the most reliable fantasy authors working today for intricately-plotted entertainment. I’ve now read six novels and a novella by this man, and every single one has been thrilling and satisfying. … Continue reading My Books of 2018: Brandon Sanderson
According to Goodreads, I finished 120 books this year. Sadly I didn’t review very much on The Warden’s Walk, but a few of them have reviews on my Goodreads profile. The actual total is a little higher because a few books I wasn’t able to log, but still, that is quite a bit more than … Continue reading My Books of 2018: Ursula K. Le Guin