Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The Timekeeper Conspiracy

by Simon Hawke

Last read in September of 2011.
Last reviewed in August of 2003.

on my shelf
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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

How Should We Then Live?

by Francis A. Schaeffer

This one's a brief survey of the history of Western culture (as it stood in 1976) and its changing worldview. It's been over four months since I've read this book and I can't honestly recall much more about it. I do remember noting Dr. Schaeffer's own 20th Century worldview, particularly the importance of communism in his musings. In the end, I'll have to label the book as waiting room material. The topic is important, but you might be able to find a better, or at least more up to date, book about it.

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Tuesday, July 09, 2019

After the Golden Age

by Carrie Vaughn

Superhero comic books tell the stories of superheroes. (The notable exception being the excellent, go-read-it series Astro City.) After the Golden Age tells the story of Celia West, the non-powered daughter of a superhero couple. Hers has been a challenging life. Not only does she have to put of with the usual pressures of having famous parents, but she also has to deal with being a targeted hostage of any supervillain in Commerce City. In recent years, she's managed to build a more pedestrian life for herself, with a strained and distant relationship with her parents. But then circumstances draw her back into their crazy world and force her to confront her parents and one of the biggest mistakes of her youth. It's a good story. Ms. Vaughn gets superhero comics, and creates characters that satisfy the tropes of the genre but are also interesting people. The plot kept me reading, wondering what happens next. The ending was good but, alas, didn't lend itself to an ongoing series. Then again, when it comes to superheroes, anything can happen.

Keeping it on my shelf
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