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Historical Fiction

Book Review: Between Shades of Gray, A Fascinating But Incomplete Story

Books of historical fiction are not usually my favorite because subject matters in that genre tend to show humanity at its worst (e.g. during slavery, Hitler’s era, etc.), but if a book in that genre is done well, it’s enlightening and enjoyable. Corrie Ten Boom’s The Hiding Place, for example, is an amazingly difficult story told with skill…

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Book Review: Love Remains, a Comfort Read

Sometimes what one needs is a “comfort read,” a book that is easy to read and in which the main character (or characters) experiences a happy ending that warms your toes. Love Remains was one such book for me this past week. As I mentioned here, life’s been interesting lately. You could call it a…

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Book Review: Dangerous Dreams by Mike Rhynard: a Difficult Read

I’ve said before that I really wish that books came with “nutrition facts” labels that gave accurate, somewhat numerical indications of their contents in terms of incidences involving violence, sex, profanity, etc. This would be far easier than any kind of ranking system, and remove any possibility for bias or accusations thereof. It would enable…

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