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Breathers: A Zombie's Lament

If you’ve never spent solid days of your life thinking about Zombies, then you probably wouldn’t understand.

You know those books that you come out of with half the pages ear-marked and folded, looking as worn as if you’d had them for 5 years even though you ordered it off Amazon a week ago and you’ve literally only read it once? 865 more words

Black Comedy

Contemporary Historical Christian Novels to be Reviewed

As you know, Thompdjames and I are very enthusiastic about good contemporary Christian novelists, especially with the effusion of secular or even anti-religious works on the market.   377 more words


One Last Time

Ed and I went to the first screening of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies last night. You can read all the reviews, watch all the trailers, see the pictures all over the Internet, but still nothing will really match the thrill and the emotions that  watching the film will bring to you, especially if you are a Tolkien’s fan. 33 more words


[707] The Firm - John Grisham

” Tired? I’m dead. In the past three weeks I’ve been a janitor, a secretary, a lawyer, a banker, a whore, a courier and a private investigator. 552 more words


Union Dues

Union Dues by John Sayles

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

not for the fainthearted.

set in the early 70s, this book tells the story of a father, his son, and unions. 166 more words

Contemporary Literature

Crickets and Christmas

The word “Crickets” from the title of today’s blog post refers to the book I just finished reading. The word “Christmas” refers to the book I will shortly begin…again. 823 more words


On Reading Contemporary vs. Canon

One must not overemphasize the rigidity of the canon.

Landow, The Concept of Literary Canon: An Overview

I tend to opt for works of literary canon.

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