Things tagged book reviews


  1. Meryl Kaleida

    All Lives Matter

    May 7, 2018 12:00 pm Leave a Comment

    I recently read a novel called Reliquary by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. It is book number 2 in their Agent Pendergast series, and I highly recommend it. I have always enjoyed good mysteries and these books combine mystery with myth, science, and a little fantasy. The first book, Relic,… Read more »

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  2. Ignatius Press Novels

    Humanum, a quarterly review from the John Paul II Institute, recently posted a perceptive review essay by Michalina Ratajczak of three novels by Fiorella De Maria. Titled “The Face of Human Dignity in the Novels of Fiorella de Maria”, the essay examines some of the common themes that unite these… Read more »

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  3. The recently released new edition of G.K. Chesterton’s The Flying Inn has been garnering stellar reviews! In Catholic World Report, Dr. Kelly Scott Franklin writes that Chesterton’s gleeful exaggeration satirizes the many-headed Hydra of modernity. Abstract modern art is “bad wall-paper; the sort of wall-paper that gives a sick man… Read more »

    Tags: book reviews G.K. Chesterton the flying inn

  4. Ideological Destruction and Its Remedy

    August 18, 2017 4:00 pm Leave a Comment

    Over the last several months as political passions have ramped ever higher, despite seeming to peak last year during the election, I’ve ended up thinking again and again about a book I worked on, General Escobar’s War. It’s not about politics. Or ideology. It’s a book about how one man… Read more »

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  5. My oldest grandson, Eli, is a couple months short of his sixth birthday as I write this. He has a phrase that he picked up during a visit to Disney World: “It’s magical.” He uses it now whenever he discovers some new, shiny, wonder-inducing beauty. I thought of this when… Read more »

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  6. John Herreid

    Fear is underrated by most people. Fearlessness is what gets lauded. But fear is an essential part of a healthy perspective on life. If we don’t fear a hot stove, we may get burned; if we don’t fear wild animals, we may end up like one of those sentimental wilderness… Read more »

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  7. Meryl Kaleida

    Are You Blind?

    November 3, 2015 11:00 am 1 Comment

    I have been on another Dean Koontz kick, and over the last six months I have read 77 Shadow Street, The Husband, The Bad Place, By the Light of the Moon, Watchers, Breathless and most recently Your Heart Belongs to Me. While I enjoyed all of them, I still maintain… Read more »

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  8. Ignatius Press Novels

    We’ll Never Tell Them: The Reviews Are Coming In!

    October 28, 2015 6:28 pm Leave a Comment

    Reviews are coming in for Fiorella De Maria’s latest novel, We’ll Never Tell Them. First up, Francis Phillips reviews the book as well as posing some questions to the author. Ms. Phillips insightfully says that it is “a perfect read for young people debating their future path in life.” Read… Read more »

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  9. Meryl Kaleida

    The End Times: A Review of “Elijah in Jerusalem”

    October 20, 2015 1:48 pm 1 Comment

    The long awaited sequel to Michael O’Brien’s Father Elijah is finally here! O’Brien’s prose is akin to Tolkien, his characters akin to Dickens, and his story telling is some of the greatest of our times. As an avid novel reader and O’Brien fan, I was very excited to hear that… Read more »

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  10. Meryl Kaleida

    Truly Odd, but Truly Great

    January 21, 2015 11:55 am 3 Comments

    It is with great sadness that I review this last installment of the Odd Thomas series. I’m sad because Oddie became one of my best friends and now there are no more adventures with him… at least in this life. Koontz created one of the best literary characters and has… Read more »

    Tags: book reviews Dean Koontz novels Odd Thomas Saint Odd