The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Thornton Wilder)

I was reminded of this book after reading Turn Right at Macchu Picchu.  For their extensive network of roads to function in the Peruvian mountains, the Inca needed bridges to cross rivers and gorges.  So they engineered them out of grass.  Of course a grass bridge requires constant maintenance to stay together.  But don't let the … Continue reading The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Thornton Wilder)

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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)