Drew’s #9 – The Time Machine

February 28, 2012 6

Like a number of books, the movie was shameful by comparison.  H.G. Wills’s classic story follows his time traveler’s exploits (primarily) 800,000 years in the future.  There he finds mankind divided into two terribly different species:  the carefree but helpless Eloi and the toiling, violent Morlocks.  This stories a quick […]

Drew’s #7–That Hideous Strength

February 28, 2012 3

This one was actually a re-read.  I’ve read this book a number of times and something fresh strikes me every time.   This story is Lewis’s striking contribution to “Prophetic” fiction–on par with 1984, Atlas Shrugged, Fahrenheit 451, etc…  It’s actually the final installment of his “space” trilogy including Out […]

Ally’s #11 Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

February 23, 2012 0

I have to give the Bronte sisters a round of applause for having much more substance, mystery, and strange twists to their stories than Jane Austen. If Austen’s books are “Days of Our Lives,” then Wuthering Heights is “Jerry Springer.” It is dysfunction to an unbelievable degree. It’s filled with abuse […]

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