Book Review: Letters From Father Christmas (1976)

A huge aspect of the life of JRR Tolkien was the relationship between his work and his children. His works like The Hobbit were initially written as children’s stories that he read to his four children. This relationship lived on in the work of his son Christopher Tolkien who dedicated his entire life to sortingContinue reading “Book Review: Letters From Father Christmas (1976)”

Lovecraft for Christmas: ‘The Hound’ and Holiday Comfort Reading

In my tortured ears there sounds unceasingly a nightmare whirring and flapping, and a faint, distant baying as of some gigantic hound. It is not a dream—it is not, I fear, even madness—for too much has already happened to give me these merciful doubts. St. John is a mangled corpse; I alone know why, andContinue reading “Lovecraft for Christmas: ‘The Hound’ and Holiday Comfort Reading”

Book Review: A Christmas Carol (1843)

I’ve been trying to make it a yearly tradition to read Charles Dicken’s perennial novella once a year each December. I haven’t succeeded thus far. The only reason why is because I have a hard time dedicating time to rereading old books I love when my new book stack is covering 4 shelves on myContinue reading “Book Review: A Christmas Carol (1843)”

Book Review: In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash (1966)

Jean Shepard’s 1966 comedic memoir is most remembered for the media that has since eclipsed it’s prominence. It’s the novel that A Christmas Story is based on. That reputation has certainly gone a long way to maintaining its longevity. When it’s paperback was republished in 2010, the book shot up to the top of Amazon’sContinue reading “Book Review: In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash (1966)”

One Hillbilly’s Perspective on Netflix’s Hillbilly Elegy

“My grandma would say if someone else calls you a hillbilly, you might need to punch them in the nose. But if we call ourselves hillbillies, it’s a sort of a term of endearment, something that we have co-opted.” – J.D. Vance, Hillbilly Elegy If we are to believe Netflix, America has been fairly intriguedContinue reading “One Hillbilly’s Perspective on Netflix’s Hillbilly Elegy”

Book Review – The Triumph of Christianity (2019)

There’s been an interesting awakening in the past four years in regards to the public dialog on religion. Back in 2015, it seemed like all boats were rowing in the same direction online and in real life as the New Atheist movement was counting it’s victories and bringing thousands upon thousands of millions into theContinue reading “Book Review – The Triumph of Christianity (2019)”

A Right Winger’s Introduction to Boethius’ the Consolation of Philosophy

Perhaps no man has influenced the great medieval writers quite as much as Saint Boethius. His great work of philosophy, the Consolation of Philosophy, inspired the likes of Dante and Chaucer. Dante himself went so far as to place Boethius within the Circle of the Sun and considered the Consolation to be a great sourceContinue reading “A Right Winger’s Introduction to Boethius’ the Consolation of Philosophy”

Review: Patriot Games (1987)

It’s pretty much impossible to talk about the works of Tom Clancy without talking about The Hunt for Red October. That book is the Bible for Clancy’s entire body of work and best articulated his worldview while keeping the highly technical aspects of warfare and military operations It’s not surprising then that most of hisContinue reading “Review: Patriot Games (1987)”

Dr. Jordan Peterson Announces Sequel to “12 Rules for Life”

Dr. Jordan Peterson announced today that his third book Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life is finally going to be coming out on March 2, 2021. Dr. Peterson produced a runaway success with his second book 12 Rules for Life in January of 2018. In the first year alone, the book sold three millionContinue reading “Dr. Jordan Peterson Announces Sequel to “12 Rules for Life””

Book Review: Starship Troopers (1959)

I’ve been meaning to read this book for a while now and I’m glad I finally took a few days last week to get through it. Starship Troopers is one of the most famous/infamous pieces of 20th century pulp science fiction and has gone a very long way to establishing the style for the entireContinue reading “Book Review: Starship Troopers (1959)”