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reviewed Lord Jim. September 19, 2012
Lord Jim
On Bob Dylan's latest album, the title track "Tempest" is a relentless narrative of the sinking of the Titanic, the title itself repeating the title of Shakespeare's account of a shipwreck …
reviewed Beowulf on the Beach: What to Love an.... December 10, 2010
Beowulf on the Beach: What to Love and What to
   I’ve always considered myself to be pretty well read, but in the years since I graduated from college, I’ve begun to realize exactly how many of the classics I missed out on, …
reviewed The Portrait of a Lady. November 17, 2010
The Portrait of a Lady
When you pick up a book fully expecting the literary equivalent of beets or spinach, the result can be a self-fulfilling prophesy of mind-numbing boredom. Or you can be surprised by the interest and entertainment …
reviewed A Tale of Two Cities. November 16, 2010
A Tale of Two Cities
A Tale of Two Cities is Charles Dickens' master work. It explores powerful issues of class, as played out against the backdrop of the French Revolution. Certain of the Dickens' characters in this …
posted a Quick Tip about Gone with the Wind (book). October 18, 2010
Gone with the Wind (Book)
Gone with the Wind is a poignant story, and a remarkable work of literature that is intense and timeless; it translated remarkably and seamlessly.
posted a Quick Tip about Fountainhead. October 05, 2010
Fountainhead
Frightening. For a somewhat more serious discussion of quality, check out Zen and the Art of Motorcycle maintenance. At least he's not a greed-head like Rand.
posted a Quick Tip about Fountainhead. October 05, 2010
Fountainhead
My most favorite book EVER. Do we want quality or do we want mediocrity?
reviewed Martin Chuzzlewit. September 25, 2010
Martin Chuzzlewit
Martin Chuzzlewit is one of Dickens's least-liked books by both readers and critics.  It is also hard to characterize in a single thesis.  In the introduction to the Everyman's Library …
posted a Quick Tip about Fahrenheit 451. August 14, 2010
Fahrenheit 451 (book)
Read this in High school. A classic that should be read by all. As a Freemason I have had to memorize all the ritual by hear by having another brother mason recite it to me and I repeated it back, just …
posted a Quick Tip about Fahrenheit 451. July 29, 2010
Fahrenheit 451 (book)
One of the greatest books about why books matter. An easy read, but sticks with you.
reviewed Gone with the Wind (book). July 24, 2010
Gone with the Wind (Book)
I've loved this book for as long as I can remember.  I read it as a child, in my teens and 20s, and recently again.  The classis story of men and women trying to get along, despite everything …
posted a Quick Tip about Gone with the Wind (book). July 20, 2010
Gone with the Wind (Book)
I do not think that anything can be done to improve this classic. It is absolutely flawless.
posted a Quick Tip about Jane Eyre. July 17, 2010
Jane Eyre
This book is excellent! The first few chapters are a little dry compared to the rest of the book but it is such a wonderful read!
posted a Quick Tip about A Tale of Two Cities. July 17, 2010
A Tale of Two Cities
Dickens is at his best in the description department with this book. Sydney is one of the greatest character of classic literature.
reviewed Jane Eyre. July 16, 2010
Jane Eyre
Warning spoilers!!   As the story of a youth transforming both positively and negatively into a woman and matron Jane Eyre and The Wide Sargasso Sea relates to many woman of many ages. However, …
posted a Quick Tip about Fountainhead. July 16, 2010
Fountainhead
One of my personal favorites, "The Fountainhead," managed to drag up emotions that not many others could. Triumph and defeat, when described in the work, became personal successes and losses. It takes …
posted a Quick Tip about Fahrenheit 451. July 15, 2010
Fahrenheit 451 (book)
Better you read it while you can. Nice story. You can also check out the movie. This is an amazing "what if" novel.
reviewed Fountainhead. July 15, 2010
Fountainhead
   This book really made me think about things in ways I'd never considered.  It challenged all of my belief systems and went against everything I had been taught.  I have to say …
reviewed Gone with the Wind (book). July 14, 2010
Gone with the Wind (Book)
I am very emotionally attached to this book. I read it for the first time when I was 12 and will continue to read it at least once a year. I read somewhere that it is the only book ever written by Margaret …
posted a Quick Tip about Gone with the Wind (book). July 13, 2010
Gone with the Wind (Book)
I have read this so many times I have lost count. One of the best romantic tales ever.
posted a Quick Tip about Fahrenheit 451. July 13, 2010
Fahrenheit 451 (book)
Ray Bradbury has a unique style of writing. Pick up this book and take some time to note his distinctive voice.
posted a Quick Tip about Gone with the Wind (book). July 13, 2010
Gone with the Wind (Book)
Everyone should read this book once. It is a great romance novel.
posted a Quick Tip about Catch-22 (book). July 13, 2010
Catch-22
Really great satire! It's a hilarious and completely engaging read!
posted a Quick Tip about Fountainhead. July 13, 2010
Fountainhead
A long book, but worth the end results. Great narrative of the life and times of the 30's.
posted a Quick Tip about Gone with the Wind (book). July 12, 2010
Gone with the Wind (Book)
An amazing story all together. I loved the beginning and the end.
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