Oh, how I wanted to love this book. I had no doubt in my mind, given the subject, the blurb, and some of the reviews (not to mention the great cover art), that this was going to be a brilliant read. Unfortunately, I was…
Inferno by Dante Alighieri Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 52 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful. Dante’s Inferno is the first part of a three-part epic poem, followed by Purgatorio and Paradiso. This first part is Dante’s journey through the…
The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone Final Verdict: 4.0 out of 4.0 YTD: 22 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful (socially, academically, etc.) The Agony and the Ecstasy is a biographical novel of the life of Michelangelo. The story begins…
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