Monthly Archives: December 2016

Review: The Dhammapada

The Dhammapada by Anonymous My rating: 3 of 5 stars An intriguing introduction. Elements of patriarchy, a male-dominated philosophy, are evident. Abstract concepts such as rebirth, heaven, hell, and the various gods mentioned have no obvious synthesis within, and originate … Continue reading

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Review: Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne My rating: 3 of 5 stars “Where there is life, there is hope.” True! Perhaps the only thing true about this highly imaginative, fantastical narrative. An engaging adventure, replete with … Continue reading

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Review: The Mysterious Island

The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne My rating: 3 of 5 stars Imaginative, and engaging, filled with engineering details, but not altogether convincing as science fiction. Jules Verne connects this work to his Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea through … Continue reading

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