The Complete Thinker

One of the things I found coming into the Catholic faith is that there had seemed to be a conspiracy against me.  Large swaths of history involving the Church were edited out of my education.  There was also a bit of self-censorship in the books I choose to read.  One of those “conspiracies” against me [Read More...]

The Golden Spiders

I’m not sure why I don’t read more mysteries than I do since when I do pick up one I generally enjoy them.   Unlike my normal book reading experience I encounter mystery authors more via television and movies causing me to go back to the source. Mrs. Marple, Lord Peter Wimsey, etc were long [Read More...]

Gormenghast

Over the last couple of years I had seen references to the Gormenghast  trilogy by Mervyn Peake — most recently by Stephen King.  So I finally dipped in to read the series  Titus Groan (1946), Gormenghast (1950), and Titus Alone (1959). This series is hard to categorize.  Most often it is labeled  as epic fantasy, but I don’t quite see that. [Read More...]


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