Archive for the “PBBC” Category

Knight of Shadows, 2013, Toby Venables
A revisionist approach to Robin Hood legends, featuring Guy of Gisburne as a secret agent working for Prince John, desperately trying to hold England together while King Richard bankrupts the country for the sake of his ego. It’s a brisk story, with lots of Templar intrigue and a Robin Hood figure closer to what a 12th Century brigand would have been like.

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The Celestial Railroad and Other Stories, 1963 ed., Nathaniel Hawthorne
I’m always conflicted on Hawthorne. On the one hand, I think his contribution to horror fiction is under-rated. On the other, man oh man did he ever resent the fact that women outsold him and boy howdy did that influence the face of literary criticism in America after his fanboys got teaching careers in universities.

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Joseph Andrews, 1960 ed., Henry Fielding
Tom Jones will always be my favorite Fielding, but I don’t have any editions with covers as nice as this.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1983 ed., Oscar Wilde
My third grade teacher felt this would be a good reward book for me because it had my name in the title. So I’m fairly certain she never read it.

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The Doctor and The Enterprise, 1989, Jean Airey
I was fourteen when I bought this. That’s really all you need to know.

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