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A Wholly Reluctant Blog

A blog by someone who prefers writing to writing about writing, but treats blogging like bad-tasting vitamins.

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The Phantom Tollbooth
Jules Feiffer, Norton Juster
Walter Scott
Cloud Atlas
David Mitchell
Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit
Daniel Quinn
Bulfinch's Mythology
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Stars in Their Courses: The Gettysburg Campaign, June-July 1863
Shelby Foote
A History of Mathematics, Second Edition
Carl B. Boyer, Isaac Asimov
A Parent's Guide to Preventing Homosexuality - Joseph Nicolosi I'm not going to rate this book, since I have no intention of reading it. That does not mean I can't form an opinion of this book, which I promise I will limit to four more sentences, two of which are borrowed and two of which explain why they are used. There will also be a BONUS sentence hidden in the review, which only the most sleuthy of readers and meticulous of counters will be able to locate (hint: it will include the phrase "BONUS sentence").

As many review writers know, most things that can be said about a thing usually have been by now. With that in mind, I give you a pair of Moses Hadas quotes that seem a good fit for this book.

This book fills a much-needed gap.

Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it.