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Black Ships by

ISBN: 9781841496993 See also: Delicious Links You must know that, despite all else I am, I am of the People. This...

The Gunslinger by

ISBN: 0340829753 Book 1 of The Dark Tower series. Read for the RIP III Challenge This is the first book in...

I am legend by

LibraryThing ; RIP III On those cloudy days, Robert Neville was never sure when sunset came, and sometimes they were in...

Arkham Asylum by

A serious house on serious earth Illustrator: Dave McKean See also: Librarything ; Other reviews ; Read for RIP III From...

Tithe by

A Modern Tale of Faerie ISBN: 0689860420 Read for the Once Upon A Time challenge. See also: About Holly Black ;...

Achilles by

Two rivers. Flowing in contrary directions.
Two layers of water, each moving steadily, separate and self-possessed.

When I was thinking of books to read for the myth section of Carl’s challenge I did consider the Iliad, and the Odyssey too, so when I was wandering around the library and stumbled across this book it seemed perfect. And I’m so glad I picked it up; it makes for a really good read.

The hero with a thousand faces by

Whether we listen with aloof amusement to the dreamlike mumbo jumbo of some red-eyed with doctor of the Congo, or read with cultivated rapture thin translations from the sonnets of the mystic Lao-tse; now and again crack the hard nutshell of an argument of Aquinas, or catch suddenly the shining meaning of a bizarre Eskimo fairy tale: it will be always the one, shape-shifting yet marvellously constant story that we find. together with a challengingly persistent suggestion of more remaining to be experiences than will ever be known or told.

I think maybe I’m just not in the mood for studious type books. At least, that’s the excuse I’m making for not really enjoying this book. Then again it may simply be that we’re all aware of these great themes that so many myths and fictions retell over and over again. Back in 1949 it was all original and new and so of course deserved all that attention. Now? Well the writing style is a little on the ponderous side and I think I’ve read most of these arguments before.

The Road by

ISBN: 9780330447546 Read for the RIP Challenge See also: Darryl’s Library ; Skewed Perspectives ; Cynical Opimitsm ; Bookwomon This is...

Lost Souls by

ISBN: 0753817853 Read for the RIP Challenge See also: Allan Guthrie’s Noir Originals ; Telegraph review ; The Little Bird ;...

Wormwood by

ISBN: 9780440217985 Read for the RIP Challenge I’ve said before that in most cases for me to really love a book...