Friday, January 04, 2013

Words are often seen hunting for an idea, but ideas are never seen hunting for words.

Faith. Greek Orthodox Church, Antill Street, South Hobart. January 2013.

The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder: A cosmic exploration into the meaning of life (and death). Heavy going for such a short novel. C+.

Extreme Animals: The Toughest Creatures on Earth, Nicola Davies: In many respects, this stands as a paean to the magnificent Tardigrade. Excellent stuff. B+.

Inside Hitler's Bunker: The Last Days of the Third Reich, Joachim Fest: The definitive text on the subject, it seems almost passée but I defy anyone to read this book and not put it down every few pages and scratch your head wondering how things ever got to where they did in Germany. Frightful. A-.

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