Tag Archive: book reviews

The Start of Russia’s Long Lent: An Appreciation of Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s “The Red Wheel”

“The great Russian novelist Alexander Solzhenitsyn offers a profound and powerful meditation on the rise of the Bolsheviks in ‘The Red Wheel’…”

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No True Knight: A Critique of Chivalry in George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire”

“With A Song of Ice and Fire unfinished, the question remains open whether Martin believes the purification of chivalry, on a large scale and for the long term, is likely, or even possible…”

Legends of the Lost: Catholic Adventure in Mark Adderley’s McCracken Series

Read Mark Adderley’s overview of how he came to write The McCracken Series and his understanding of Catholic Adventure.

Winter of the Soul: A Spiritual Analysis of the Game of Thrones Pop Culture Phenomena

“After the last plot twist has twisted, and the last shock factor sprung, and the last act of retribution accomplished, what will people be able to look back and remember as a lasting legacy of the program?”

A Common Celtic Thread: A Book Review of “Brighid’s Mantle”

Read this book review of “Brighid’s Mantle”, a book about friendship and interreligious dialogue between a Pagan and a Christian drawn to Celtic spirituality.

Pilgrim Eagle: A Review of Charles A. Coulombe’s History Text “Puritan’s Empire”

Read this review of Catholic traditionalist history text “Pilgrim’s Empire” written by Charles A. Coulombe.

Emotional Depth and Imaginary Heights: Fantasy and Sci-Fi Stories That Teach Us How to Love

“I believe that the worth of a story…is dependent upon how much that story can reveal about our own souls, and ultimately, how much it can reveal to us about the Nature of Love…”

Tolkien’s Mythic History: How Middle Earth Launched the Fantasy Genre

Enjoy this perspective on how the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy rose in popularity beginning in the 1950s, and how Jackson’s films brought these lingual-and-history inspired tales alive for those who prefer the tone of modern fantasy novels.