It’s summer reading time and I remain pleasantly surprised by the pen of Robert E. Howard, as presented by Del Rey in their compilation of the complete Conan stories that Howard wrote in the 1930s. Howard was no literary genius, but compared to the hacks passed off in today’s sword and sorcery market, his prose… Continue reading
Scott Carson, on reading a review of a new book about the Greek soldier Xenophon and the eerie similarities of our current conflict with that of the ancient soldiers fighting pretty much right where our girls and boys are now: I was struck by this because anyone who reads The Wall Street Journal or The… Continue reading
Christopher Lee has just finished recording the audio book for The Children of Hurin. No surprise to anyone who loved the Tolkien books and the movies. He was almost the only member of the cast by the way, who not only pronounced all of Tolkien’s invented place-names etc properly, but clearly enjoyed it, too.
I resisted rushing out for the fifth and sixth Harry Potter books when they went on sale (too much hype); but since this was the last, I picked it up Sunday from a huge stack at Stop & Shop while I was there to pick up my daughter’s birthday cake. (Hey, if they’re cheesy enough… Continue reading
In other news this week, in case you missed it, Mitch McConnell kicked Harry Reid’s ass. And the whole Senate knows it.