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Culling the book herd - deciding what stays and what gets recycled brings back memories

Way back at the start of the Twenty-First Century, I decided to take an assignment in Switzerland for a year. I couldn’t take all my stuff with me so it went into storage. 1,019 more words

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I read this article for the New Yorker quite recently, and I really had to do this blog about it. The subject is one that didn’t really interest me – I skipped over the link until a comment on Marginal Revolution that intrigued me – but it is an article I have to recommend. 32 more words

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There was a writer. We are not sure, people, what kind of writer he was. He was a Science Fiction writer. He was a fabulist. He wrote deep-chested tall tales. 1,300 more words


Knight Notes: Conclusion (and Bibliography)

This is the last post of this very long blog series. If you made it all the way through, thanks for your time. I hope it was well spent. 1,805 more words

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Knight Notes: WK Characters' Biblical/Historical counterparts

GW uses all the major characters in the WK to allude to a counterpart in the Bible, Christian apocrypha, or the history of the early Church in the 1st century A.D.   2,351 more words

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Knight Notes: Disiri

This post explores the identity of Disiri and her role in the WK’s themes.

Disiri, like most characters in the WK, is based on multiple sources. 1,061 more words

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Knight Notes: The Wizard, Chapters 38-40

This post concludes the story of the WK.

Chapter 38-40:  Dragon Soldiers, It Thirsts, The River Battle

Chapter summaries

Queen Gaynor pays Able a visit in Chapter 38, and makes him a proposition. 1,779 more words

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