Dreaming the Tiger

My family and I went to see Life of Pi last night. I have not (yet) read the book, but Gareth Higgins (who knows a lot more about movies than I do) says it's one of the best novel adaptations he's ever seen. I can only judge the movie on its own merits, and I'd say it's well worth seeing. If you're worried about spoilers, stop reading this now and go see the movie. … [Read more...]

The Hero with a Thousand Faces

The Hero With a Thousand Faces Third Edition By Joseph Campbell Novato, CA: New World Library, 2008 Review by Carl McColmanEver since New World Library started to bring out beautiful hardcover editions of the complete works of Joseph Campbell a few years back, I (and I suppose countless others) have been waiting for this one. If there's one Campbell book to own, this is it (although, Joycean that I am, I must confess that for me personally A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake runs a close second). … [Read more...]