The Last Battle (C. S. Lewis)

I wasn’t sure what to expect of The Last Battle.  I remember loving it as a child.  Well, at least the battle parts.  Once most of the cast “went to heaven” in the last few chapters, I lost interest and got really confused.  In the years since, I’ve been exposed to all the various controversies … Continue reading The Last Battle (C. S. Lewis)

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Middle Passage (Charles Johnson)

Middle Passage was not at all what I expected it to be.  I expected a historical novel about, well, the Middle Passage.  Which Middle Passage is, in the most basic sense.  But it’s also an adventure story, and a short-but-dense philosophical musing on race, identity and America.  In the end, the best description I can … Continue reading Middle Passage (Charles Johnson)