Category Archives: Literature

Shattering Idols

I have shattered many idols out along the dusty track, Burnt a lot of fancy verses — and I’m glad that I am back. Henry Lawson, Up the Country I have had a number of posts over the years discussing … Continue reading

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Robert E. Howard in Film

Robert E. Howard’s writing has been a source of inspiration for countless works across all forms of media. Though he wrote extensively in his short life, there have been relatively few direct film adaptations of his work. What makes this … Continue reading

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The Importance of the Scouring

Homeward Bound by Alan Lee I have recently re-read the The Lord of the Rings trilogy for the first time in a decade — this time to my son who had really enjoyed The Hobbit. When getting to the end … Continue reading

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The Gamma According to Trollope

Having just finished reading The Warden and Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope, I wanted to write something about them as I loved them and Trollope is now on my ever growing list of authors I regret not reading earlier. I … Continue reading

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A Review of The Hobbit Film Trilogy

I shared the excitement of many when it was announced that Peter Jackson would be returning to direct a film adaptation of The Hobbit. This excitement was somewhat muted learning it would be split into two films and was further … Continue reading

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The Historical Fiction of Robert E. Howard

This is a continuation of my journey through the works of Robert E. Howard. A journey that began with an interest in reading the stories of Conan the Cimmerian and led me to his other great tales. I have written … Continue reading

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A Review of Modern Japanese Short Stories

Modern Japanese Short Stories edited by Ivan Morris, Tuttle Publishing, August 1st, 2019 (first published in 1962) Modern Japanese Short Stories is a collection by twenty five Japanese authors with stories published from early to middle of the twentieth century. … Continue reading

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Scattered thoughts on Ayn Rand

My early introduction to Ayn Rand was a chapter devoted to her in a book titled Architects of the Culture of Death by Donald De Marco and Benjamin Wiker (her chapter was written by De Marco). This is a Catholic … Continue reading

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A Long Short Journey

One of my goals for this year was to read Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, yet another book I have had on my shelf for many years and had yet to read. But also a much beloved and … Continue reading

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Commentary on Vox’s Top 10 Novels

This was written over seven years ago and may be out of date given both time and the volumes of literature Vox Day seems to go through each year. However, having seen this some years ago. I set myself a … Continue reading

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