Tag Archives: Fiction

Books vs. Movies – – Movie based on the Book

“And I’m not crazy about yours. I didn’t ask to see you. I don’t mind if you don’t like my manners, I don’t like them myself. They are pretty bad. I grieve over them on long winter evenings” – Philip … Continue reading

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Book Heroes: Nate O’Riley from Grisham’s The Testament

Success had brought him nothing but misery; he couldn’t handle it. Success had thrown him in the gutter – The Testament, by John Grisham – John Grisham’s 1999 novel The Testament begins with an elderly billionaire committing suicide. Moments before … Continue reading

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Book Heroes: David McCullough

“We’re cheating our children. . .the idea that the arts are any less important, any less vital to a culture than history or mathematics or science is a dangerous misconception; bad for the country, bad for our way of life … Continue reading

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Book Heroes: The Rainmaker’s Rudy Baylor

“I summon forth my immense dislike for Great Benefit and what it’s done to my client, and I roll up my sleeves. Mr. Leo Drummond may be a litigating wizard, and he may have countless minions at his beck and … Continue reading

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Books: Pride and Prejudice – for Men?

Well, I’ve now read Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice. Certainly quite an accomplishment for a guy, in my opinion. Read on to understand my thinking. This isn’t a review of the book, but just some intriguing facts I came across … Continue reading

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The Joy of Anticipation – My 2015 Reading List

“I have lived in books, for books, by and with books; in recent years, I have been fortunate enough to be able to live from books. And it was through books that I first realized there were other worlds beyond … Continue reading

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Tolkien, Fiction and Self-discovery

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings “Literature … Continue reading

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