GUG Book Review: Beowulf

My classics series over at Geeks Under Grace continues to chug along at full speed! Once a month, I’ve been submitting long-form reviews of classic novels and poems including The Illiad and The Space Trilogy. At the moment, I’m in the preliminary research stage for reviews about Thomas Jefferson’s Bible, The Odyssey, Le Morte D’Arthur,Continue reading “GUG Book Review: Beowulf”

COSMO – Bram Stoker’s Dracula as a Celebration of Courage

“The world seems full of good men—even if there are monsters in it.” Count Dracula needs no introduction. As a villain of the Western Cannon, his reputation proceeds him. He was famously portrayed by the great Bella Lugosi in Dracula (1931), the venerable Christopher Lee in Dracula (1958); Gary Oldman in Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992);Continue reading “COSMO – Bram Stoker’s Dracula as a Celebration of Courage”

GUG Review: That Hideous Strength

My trilogy of reviews for CS Lewis’s Space Trilogy is complete! Last year, I reviewed Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra. I loved both books! Lewis used his immense love of astronomy and medieval symbolism to craft a fascinating parable for man’s search for meaning within the universe and Joe other species of beingContinue reading “GUG Review: That Hideous Strength”

GUG Review: Fahrenheit 451

I’ve written before, here at Cultural Revue, about my deep disdain for the left’s appropriation of anti-fascist literature. I’m not mad just because they ‘re sanctimonious hypocrites. I’m mad because they don’t understand the literature. In my recent review for Ray Bradberry’s Fahrenheit 451, I write about the tendency for people to use the bookContinue reading “GUG Review: Fahrenheit 451”

GUG Review: The Illiad

One of my favorite recent reviews was my extended review of Homer’s Illiad which I wrote for Geeks Under Grace! I’m a huge advocate for the classics and you don’t get more quintessential than Homer! My excess 4K+ word review of the novel covers everything from the origin of the poem to the tragic dimensionsContinue reading “GUG Review: The Illiad”

Book Review: Norse Mythology (2017)

I’ve long been a skeptic about the entire Neil Gaiman “phenomena”. I’ve met plenty of people who love his books but his revisionist takes on series like Sand Man, Good Omens, Miracle Man and American Gods never sparked my interest. My thoughts on his script for his Beowulf film are also on record. I haveContinue reading “Book Review: Norse Mythology (2017)”

Book Review: Jordanetics (2018)

Jordan Peterson makes for an interesting Rorsach test. You can tell a lot about a person’s gut instincts by how deeply and quickly they adore/dismiss his ideas. He has more than his fair share of the critics on all sides of the aisle: far-left, far-right and far-center. He also has a large base of supportersContinue reading “Book Review: Jordanetics (2018)”

Book Review: The Way Things Ought to Be (1992)

With the tragic passing of Rush Limbaugh, I’ve been thinking a lot about his legacy. I’ve been thinking a lot about his legacy for the past year as his cancer has flared and surged multiple times. I keep wondering what he’ll be remembered for. I wonder if he’ll be remembered at all. That’s part ofContinue reading “Book Review: The Way Things Ought to Be (1992)”

GUG Review: Star Wars – The High Republic – Light of the Jedi (2021)

This month marked the launch of the fascinating multi-media experiment Star Wars: The High Republic. The initiative brought together a group of fantasy and YA authors together to tell an original story within the canon of the franchise and to expand the setting into new places Their first entry to hit store shelves was CharlesContinue reading “GUG Review: Star Wars – The High Republic – Light of the Jedi (2021)”

Book Review: The Magicians Nephew (1955)

It’s well known that the Narnia books all borrow elements from Christianity to form the backbone of their narrative. At time, the narrative can be mere suggestion or buried in subtext. In other books like The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, the subtext is less subtle. Aslan is Narnia’s representation of the incarnate ChristContinue reading “Book Review: The Magicians Nephew (1955)”