Book Review: The Odyssey

These days, “sequel” has become synonymous with minimum effort and maximum disappointment. When I learned Homer had written a follow-up to his classic Iliad, I assumed it was a lazy cash-grab—not that I blamed him, you have to make hay while the sun shines. But I lowered my expectations unnecessarily; it turns out The Odyssey is... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Peter Pan

 I recently saw this book advertised in a store as “a beloved children’s tale”. I wasted no time in pointing out this error to the manager. Imagine my disbelief when he insisted Peter Pan is indeed a book for children! In a state of shock I suggested he might as well stock the kids’ section with... Continue Reading →

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