The House on the Cliff
By Franklin W. Dixon
Grosset & Dunlap
REVIEW. I know I have said I don’t like The Hardy Boys, as the second entry in the series The House on the Cliff let me down. But when I started reading the third in the series, The Secret of the Old Mill, I liked the sound of it. It made me want to review that second book The House on the Cliff. Continue reading “The second part of the Hardy Boys: review”
On reading Dante’s Inferno, I was looking forward to Dante’s Paradiso where the imagery of heaven prevails, I was led to believe. Inferno is a very complex poem and for literary enthusiasts of a higher level, it lacks something for the ordinary reader and the beginner poet, unless you are a genius and need no further training. I found Paradiso lacking in the spiritual imagery I desired, probably because the words and images put me at a distance. However, I still believe in paradise.
Good Reads references 190 Hardy Boys books from 1927—2005. For an author that is a lot of books to write. Continue reading “The Hardy Boys series”
AMREADING. As well as my other readings, I’ve been looking into The New International Bible Commentary. The first edition was released in 1979. This second edition is part of Zondervan’s Understand the Bible Reference Series.
What’s different? The basic text used is changed from the Revised Standard Version to the New International Version (NIV).
What is it? A commentary is a verse by verse or chapter by chapter-by-chapter detailed analysis.
What do I think so far? Continue reading “The second edition of The International Bible Commentary, an update”
The Star Wars Archives Episodes IV-VI
509 pages, hardback
AMREADING. The Star Wars Archives is about the making of the first three Star Wars films. Film historian Paul Duncan interviews the creators and cast and crew to create a narrative of the making of the films as well as include developmental material such as from first drafts of screenplays. There are plenty of photos.
Continue reading “Reading through The Archives”