Tag Archives: Reread

Throwback SF Thursday: Dracula by Bram Stoker

This was my second time reading Dracula.  The book benefits from the reread: I threw out my original review and started from scratch.  A few points still niggle at me, but the structure benefits from hindsight.  Stoker isn’t good at … Continue reading

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Tolkien 101: Rereading The Lord of the Rings, part 2

Reading the second half of The Lord of the Rings reinforces my division of the series in half in my mind and on the blog.  The split makes for a strong first half and an even better second half, instead … Continue reading

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Tolkien 101: Rereading The Lord of the Rings, part 1

Tolkien always saw The Lord of the Rings as a single, cohesive story.  It was only published in three volumes due to wartime paper shortages.  But, then again, it was never feasible as a single volume.  At 500k+ words, The … Continue reading

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Tolkien 101: Rereading The Hobbit

I’ve been trying to keep my paper library to a manageable size, but I’m afraid of the quality of the kindle versions for old books.  So I’ve been buying even more physical books.  At least the books back then, like … Continue reading

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Vintage Science Fiction Month: Dune Reread Report

I read Dune for the first time one summer while I was in college way back when.  Bounced off of it hard.  So hard I never bothered to read the copy of Dune Messiah I picked up at the same … Continue reading

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Review of Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

I’ll return to the question I asked in my review of The Gathering Storm—After Robert Jordan’s passing, with the series left unfinished, do can I recommend that someone who has never read the series pick up The Eye of the … Continue reading

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Review of The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson

The Wheel of Time’s Empire Strikes Back I’ll tackle the most important question first—After Robert Jordan’s died with the series unfinished, can I recommend The Wheel of Time to a newby now that the series has been finished by another … Continue reading

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