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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My Sisters the Saints

Recently I received a review copy of My Sisters the Saints, a “spiritual memoir” by Colleen Carroll Campbell, and I confess I stayed up late to finish it. In this book Campbell shares her life with us, both the good and the bad, and along the way she tells about particular saints who helped her [Read More…]

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Tim Powers and other Pulpy Goodness

Right now Tim Powers’ latest book “Hide Me Among the Graves” is available on the Kindle for .99.  I read this book earlier this year and here is my Goodreads review. This is a sequel to the 1989 book “The Stress of Her Regard”, a title I so liked and one that really expressed the [Read More…]

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