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Babbling Books · 3d ago

The Quartet by Joseph J. Ellis

The Quartet by Joseph J. Ellis is an examination of both the men and the process that brought about the creation of the United States Constitution. This is an insightful book that looks clos...
Babbling Books · 1W ago

The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

This post contains some spoilers, mostly about previous books in The Palliser Series.  The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope is the fifth book in The Palliser Series. It is another Trollope...
Babbling Books · 2W ago

Night by Elie Wiesel

I read the version of this book translated by Marion Wiesel, who was the author’s wife.Night by Elie Wiesel was first published in 1956. This is the author’s account of how in 1944, when he ...
Babbling Books · 3W ago

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen is the story of Catherine Morland. This is another enjoyable Jane Austen novel filled with all of the things that make Austen a great writer. It is both an en...
Babbling Books · 4W ago

The Power by Naomi Alderman

The Power by Naomi Alderman was first published in the United States this year and The United Kingdom last year. The book is getting a lot of buzz and it is generating a lot of online discus...
Babbling Books · 1M ago

Scars of Independence by Holger Hoock

Scars of Independence by Holger Hoock is an examination of the American Revolution through the lens of violence. Specifically, the author looks at non-battlefield violence, such as mob attac...
Babbling Books · 1M ago

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

This post contains spoilers. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray is the story of two young women, Amelia Sedley and Becky Sharp. Set during and in the years following the Napoleonic W...
Babbling Books · 1M ago

William Gibson's Neuromancer: On Prescience and Cultural Impact

My General commentary in this book is here. Neuromancer by William Gibson has proven to be both a prophetic and influential work. While Gibson inevitably got some things wrong, (he completel...
Babbling Books · 1M ago

Neuromancer by William Gibson

I first read William Gibson's Neuromancer sometime during the 1980s, a few years after its 1984 publication. This book is considered a science-fiction classic and is often cited as the first...
Babbling Books · 2M ago

The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe

The Mysteries of Udolpho, by Ann Radcliffe, was written in 1794. However, the book is set in the late seventeenth century. This novel is often called the first gothic novel. I found it to be...