Tag Archive: books

Sep 19

On Stephen King and Steven Utley

Fantasy and Science Fiction kindly gave me a freebie copy of their upcoming October/November double issue. The most notable story is that of Stephen King, who delivers a short but touching story that isn’t scary, but strange, like a dream that may haunt you for a few days after waking up. The editor likened it …

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Aug 05

In Search of Catholic "To Kill a Mockingbird"

I met my wife three years ago in northern Quebec, and at the time she could barely speak English and I could barely speak French. Now that we are both proficient in each other’s language, one of the great joys of our married life has been to introduce each other to the literature of our …

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May 18

Book Recommendation: Army Survival Manual

A while back somebody posted a request for book recommendations. At the time I couldn’t think of a good non-fiction one. I can think of several good non-fiction books, but most of them are too specialized for the general public to read. The DSM-IV, for example. It’s a great read, and an absolute must for …

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Jul 11

Not So Lively

Kathryn Lively, long-time keeper of the St. Blog’s Parish Web Ring, isn’t feeling so lively these days. “I’d given too much thought to starting over again with my writing, and maybe this is the sign for me to do something. My books don’t sell, and every missive to a Catholic organization asking for help has …

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Jun 02

The Da Vinci Dog

Priceless! "If you know someone gullible enough to take a pulp airport novel as ‘evidence’ that Jesus Christ was not divine—but rather a horn-dog rabbi eager to “hook-up” with a former hooker, in order to father a race of bumbling French kings…do you really think the answer is to argue with him? Using, you know, …

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