HALLOWEEN SPECIAL! A Review of The Phantom Ship, by Frederick Marryat, with THREE Scary Illustrations

What better way to celebrate Halloween than with a good gothic novel? I don’t mean a “good” novel with elements of the gothic, like something by the Brontës or Nathaniel Hawthorne. I mean a proper 18th/19th century gothic novel, like those written by Anne Radcliffe, Horace Walpole, and Matthew Lewis — something chock-full of raging... Continue Reading →

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Boaty Book Reviews: A review of Mr. Midshipman Hornblower, by C.S. Forester (audio version read by Christopher Radeska), accompanied by gratuitous political commentary by myself

Every Monday afternoon for the past several weeks, I have driven to New Orleans for a weekly art class. Although the class is wonderful and I am lucky to be able to stay overnight with my beloved friends Dana and Justin and their dog Fred, the drive back and forth is long and torturously boring... Continue Reading →

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