Daily Archives: February 22, 2014

The Good Lord Bird

The Good Lord Bird by James McBride 2013/419 pages rating: 8 / historical fiction There are widely varying opinions about the sanity, mission and effects of John Brown who escalated the pre-war tensions of the Civil War to the point … Continue reading

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Chess Story (The Royal Game)

Chess Story (also – The Royal Game) by Stefan Zweig – tr. from German by Joel Rothenberg 1941 / 109 pages (NY Review of Books rating 9 / classic This is a very short work – a novella really, but … Continue reading

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