Book Review: Evangellyfish

EvangellyfishEvangellyfish by Douglas Wilson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I remember reading the original project back in the day before this became the published work it now is. I must say the published version is quite a bit spicier than I remember. I can only assume there was a quick run to the East Indies during editorial and some cheferie with heavy hands involved in plating the dish. Anyhoo, it’s an entertaining read but could easily be non-fiction. You know the kind, based on a true story and the names have been changed to protect whatever needs protecting.

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Book Review: The Politeness of Princes

The Politeness of Princes / and Other School StoriesThe Politeness of Princes / and Other School Stories by P. G. Wodehouse
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I always enjoy Wodehouse’s school stories. Good fun.

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Book Review: Zen in the Art of Writing

Zen in The Art of WritingZen in The Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book is a collection of Bradbury’s essays grouped together around the topic of writing. It was part memoir and part advice. I gleaned a couple of book recommendations and I thought the title essay was the strongest.

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Book Review: My Man Jeeves

My Man Jeeves (Jeeves, #1)My Man Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A good collection of Jeeves stories. I am not a big fan of the Reggie Pepper stories, though I suppose an historian must consider him canonical as a part of the Bertie Wooster origin story. A fun read as usual.

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Book Review: Candide

CandideCandide by Voltaire
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I will have to check with the patent offices to be sure, but I don’t think anti-gravity boots had yet been invented when Voltaire (aka Francois something or other) made walking on air while mocking God look so easy almost anyone could do it. This profane ramble is a ham fisted satire including ill-fate and contrived providences to fill in the gaps. The story is basically the old atheistic theodicy argument dressed up in lipstick-on-a-pig fashion. But he faults at the start because walking on air turns out to be walking on nothing after all.

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