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The Brothers Karamazov – Review

Fyodor Dostoevsky’s final novel, The Brothers Karamazov follows three brothers, Dmitri, Ivan, and Alexey (Alyosha). Each represents a different level of religious and philosophical belief. Their father, Fyodor Pavlovich is a sensualist and all around “dirty old man” who continuously failed his sons from their

The Starless Sea Review

The Starless Sea is Erin Morgenstern’s highly anticipated second novel. The story stars the young bookish/gamer Zachary whose life story takes a wild turn when he discovers a mysterious book in his college library. The main story line switches from following Zachary to excerpts from

A. Lincoln by Ronald C White Jr

A. Lincoln by Ronald C. White Jr – Review

A. Lincoln is a large biography that reads like a novel. Despite being a lifelong Illinois resident (the Land of Lincoln), this is the first biography of the 16th U.S. President that I’ve read. While this book is not the most extensive bio of Lincoln,

The Naturalist Theodore Roosevelt

As a naturalist Theodore Roosevelt stands alone among U.S. presidents. The book The Naturalist: Theodore Roosevelt and the Triumph of American Natural History covers the life of the 26th President through the lens of a naturalist. Author Darrin Lunde is a museum collector and so

Our Dogs Ourselves by Alexandra Horowitz – A Review

Our Dogs Ourselves is the latest book from best-selling dog cognition author Alexandra Horowitz. This meandering book seeks to tell the story of the bond between human and dog. I love all of Horowitz’s books and greatly anticipated this one. The bonding of dogs is

Who Was Charles Sanders Peirce: A Life – Review

Everyone has heard of Aristotle and Socrates. Most have heard of Kant, Nietzsche, Descartes, Sartre, and many other famous philosophers. But who was Charles Sanders Peirce. Joseph Brent’s biography Charles Sanders Peirce: A Life dives deep into the life and philosophical genius of America’s Aristotle.

Thank You For My Service by Mat Best – Review

Thank You For My Service by Mat Best is a comical, heartwarming insight into the life of an Army Ranger. Mat’s best book to date, this memoir is hilarious and timely. As America continues to fall into the Great Awokening trap, Best radiates patriotism and

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor – Review

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor is a fantasy story centered around two orphans from completely different worlds, Lazlo Strange and Sarai. Lazlo is a junior librarian that spends all his free time reading and dreaming. His focus centers around the city of Weep and