The Count of Monte Cristo

I first read Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo about fifteen years ago, in the unabridged edition from Oxford University Press. Recently Amazon had this same edition on sale as a Kindle book for $2.99 or something of the sort, and I grabbed it. Then it sat; and then, eventually, it became my backup [Read More...]

Review: The Beauty of the Word by Anthony Esolen

The Beauty of the Word: A Running Commentary on the Roman Missal by Anthony Esolen My rating: 5 of 5 stars Guided by Anthony Esolen, a master translator and professor of literature, you’ll go deep into the meaning of each part of the liturgy. Esolen explains the importance of this new translation, and provides context, [Read More...]

The Imager Portfolio: Scholar and Princeps

Scholar and Princeps, by L.E. Modesitt, Jr., are the fourth and fifth books in his series The Imager Portfolio. An imager is capable of bringing things into existence by imagining them carefully and in detail. Different imagers can image different things, and they vary greatly in strength. Interestingly, imagers don’t bring things into existence ex [Read More...]


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