Tag: quest

May 31

Book Review: Tess of the Road

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman As with so many things in life, the strength of this book is also its weakness. This coming-of-age story has deep philosophy from many angles: purity and shame, wholeness and individuality, mysticism and the quest for knowledge. It’s not just a story about a girl who runs away …

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Jan 15

Book Review – The Memory of Running

The Memory of Running by Ron McLarty The Memory of Running There’s a point in this book where the principal character describes the hot dogs he has eaten. He has spent all his money on hot dogs and eaten them and while he reflects that hot dogs are not good food, they feel like they …

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Dec 18

Book Review: The Tale of Despereaux

The Tale Of Despereaux: Being The Story Of A Mouse, A Princess, Some Soup, And A Spool Of Thread by Kate DiCamillo I had thought this was a middle-grade book, but it reads as being suitable for an even younger audience. I could see reading this to a six-year-old, if you happened to have a …

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Aug 21

Book Review: The Magician’s Land

The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman This is, I think, the best of the three of Lev Grossman’s Magician’s series. Even though the main characters are separated in the last book, their stories continue independently and eventually together. Grossman’s greatest strength, I think, is his creativity, and it really shines in this novel. Every scene, …

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