Category Archives: fantasy

On My Bookshelf: The Grace of Kings

I remember as a young teen coming to about forty pages from the end of The Fellowship of the Ring before realizing the book was coming to an end soon, and there weren’t enough pages to resolve the plot. So … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Three Fantasy Novels

Last month I found a Guy Gavriel Kay book labeled “science fiction.” The public library mislabeled; it is really a YA effort. Ysabel is a mystery novel with fantasy overtones. After I finished it, I remember reading somewhere that Mr Kay … Continue reading

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The Hobbit Films

My wife and I finally caught up with the last of the Hobbit trilogy as expanded and filmed by Peter Jackson. Having read the book, I thought I might have some idea of how things were going to turn out, … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: The Just City

To begin with, I have enjoyed every book I’ve read by Jo Walton. I might have enjoyed The Just City, but if I did, it was just for the ideas. I have not read Plato. I have no interest in … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Artemis Awakening

Before reading her latest novel, I was unfamiliar with the author Jane Lindskold. The book cover informs me her books have been NYT bestsellers. I almost picked Artemis Awakening off the new book rack before Christmas. I did last week and it … Continue reading

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Borrowers

A few months ago my wife picked up a $5 2-movie disk. One film is my favorite adaptation of Mary Norton’s The Borrowers. I used to fuss about movies that strayed far afield of the books, but the 1997 film is … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: The Republic of Thieves

I’ve waited seven years to continue reading Scott Lynch and his series begun here and continued here. After an author’s long hiatus The Republic of Thieves emerges as the third book in a seven-book series. Like installments one and two, it is engrossing. … Continue reading

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