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Posts from the ‘Reviews’ Category

8
Oct
Ernest-Hemingway

The Sun Also Rises: A Commentary

Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises is a grand novel about the “Lost Generation” of men and women, who came of age during WWI. It was published in October, 1926. Nonetheless, this is not a war novel, for it takes place after the Great War. Instead, it is an unusual love story, ahead of its time. Read moreRead more

11
Nov
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Unlocking The Great Pyramid

On 2009, the National Geographic Channel ran a documentary on the mystery of the Great Pyramid of Giza, also known as the Pyramid of Cheops or the Pyramid of Khufu. Egyptologist Robert Brier, who according to Wikipedia is also known as Mr. Mummy, narrated the documentary. Read moreRead more

4
Nov
Graham-Hancock

The War on Consciousness

Graham Hancock, a British writer and journalist, delivered a brilliant speech during TEDx talk at White Chapel, in London, on January 12 of 2013. Subsequently, TED banned his speech. However, the video was uploaded to YouTube.com. Nevertheless, this act of censorship does not bode well on TED. Read moreRead more

6
Oct
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Stardust, a 2007 film

So let’s get through this movie review, quickly. Stardust, a 2007 film, is it good? Yes. Is it worth watching? Yes. Do I recommend it? Yes. How is it rated by viewers on IMBD, the internet movie database? Currently, it is rated at 7.7, which is pretty good. Read moreRead more

3
Oct
Oscar-Wilde

Sin Tapujos (Openly)

This small, yet fascinating Spanish-written little book was a real enjoyment to read. Sin Tapujos (Openly Speaking) was published by Errepar, in Argentina, in 1998. The prologue, selections and book organization was done by Virna Köble. Of course, how could it not be fun, Read moreRead more

30
Jul
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The Adjustment Bureau

So what is a “chick flick” anyway? According the Urban Dictionary it is “a film that indulges in the hopes and dreams of women and/or girls. A film that has a happy, fuzzy, ridiculously unrealistic ending”. But a guy flick, so I have heard, is a movie whereby there are lots of fighting, guns and… Read moreRead more

28
Jul
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Stilyagi (Hipsters) 2008

Stilyagi or Hipsters, is a wonderful 2008, Russian musical film. Truth is, I wasn’t looking for it, and I just stumbled upon it in YouTube. It so happens that as I was reading Robert A. Heilein’s sci-fi novel called The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, I came upon the word Stilyagi several times, so I went ahead and … Read moreRead more

27
Jul
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The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, is a 1966 science fiction novel, winner of the Hugo Award, and written by Robert A. Heinlein. According to Wikipedia, along with Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke, they are known as the “Big Three” of science fiction. Read moreRead more

24
Jul
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The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Joseph Campbell’s “The Hero with a Thousand Faces” is probably his Magnum Opus. This non-fiction scholarly work on comparative mythology was first published in 1949, and it has been heralded by many, as one the most influential books of the 20th century. Read moreRead more

2
Jul
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Follow your bliss!

This is a book review on “The Power of Myth”, which I finished reading a couple of weeks ago, enjoyed it immensely and therefore, I highly recommend it. If you are somewhat familiar with diverse topics such as: history, the Greeks, cultures of antiquity, philosophy, western religions, eastern thought, the Bible, literature, poetry, Read moreRead more

13
May
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Find your mojo!

Jujitsu-ing Reality

Sometimes, we feel pretty down or even depressed with our lives. After all, we are only human, no? But then some outstanding human being like Scott Lew comes along and puts our existence into perspective. But don’t just take my word for it… Read moreRead more

8
May
Joseph-Campbell

The Power of Myth

Although I am currently reading “The Power of Myth”, which is essentially the transcripts from the outstanding 1988 PBS six-chapter TV series, in which famed journalist Bill Moyers interviews, mythologist Joseph Campbell, this will not be a book review. Instead, Campbell makes a savvy case as to why marriages fail, today. Read moreRead more