The Moonstone

Amazon had a sale a couple of weeks ago, a bunch of books for $0.99. Five of them were classics published by Oxford World’s Classics, i.e., by Oxford University Press; and I figured that at $0.99 it was worth grabbing them just for the chance that the production would be better than the average low-price [Read More...]

An Enchanting New “Classic” Fairy Story: The Hidden Princess by Stephanie Angelini

The Hidden Princess by Stephanie Angelini My rating: 5 of 5 stars A thousand days walk from here, all made in lefts, there was some time ago a young kingdom and a younger King. Even the mountains of the kingdom were young — sharp and callow and reaching, with a forest thick and thieves and [Read More...]

The Killer Angels

I am not a Civil War buff. I’m a history buff, but not a Civil War buff. I know the general outlines of the war, and how the Union generals in the East were a sorry bunch for much of the war, and like that; but I confess I haven’t studied it. Consequently, I’d never [Read More...]


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