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The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, Reviewed by Bart Breen

Classic Read, New Order, Great Binding!

Chronological Order Works!

Regarding quality of the stories, there are few collections of Children’s literature that can compare with “The Chronicles of Narnia.” C.S. Lewis created a masterpiece that has been and continues to be enjoyed throughout the world by Children and Adults alike.

This particular rendering places “The Magician’s Nephew” first which is the proper position for the chronology of Narnia itself. At first I was concerned that there might be some confusion but as I read through the book aloud to my 10 year old daughter, my concerns were allayed and set aside. Lewis indeed, wrote this to stand alone well enough that there are not any Inklings (inside joke and pun intended) beyond those intended by the author of what is yet to come.

I Like the Single Volume

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Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays by Stephen Hawking

Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays by Stephen Hawking, Reviewed by Bart Breen

Fascinating and Stimulating

Compilation of Essays

Like others who have reviewed Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays, I can endorse it as a stimulating and thoughtful book. It is in essence however not a coherent book with a single theme. It is a compilation of articles and as such there is much in the book that is repetitive. Hawking acknowledges this and disclaims it at the outset. Even with the forewarning I found that element to be a tad annoying.  It’s a good introduction to other works of Hawking however, like A Brief History of Time or A Briefer History of Time.

Hawking is Brilliant

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The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham by Harold Myra

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The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham by Harold Myra, Reviewed by Bart Breen Who Knew? Though maybe we should have .... Billy Graham CEO? Billy Graham is not thought of as an organizational leader first and foremost, but then again, without … [Continue reading]

Bored of the Rings by Henry Beard

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Bored of the Rings by Henry Beard, Reviewed by Bart Breen Juvenile, Puerile and a Lot of Fun! As the book itself states, if your respect for J. R. R. Tolkien and The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings is such that you can't bear to see his … [Continue reading]

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, Reviewed by Bart Breen

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand Probably the Better of Rand's 2 Epics `  More than Fiction Of course, this is more than a novel. This is Ayn Rand's attempt to use the vehicle of fiction to present her philosophy of Objectivism. In addition, she … [Continue reading]

A Briefer History of Time by Stephen Hawking

A Briefer History of Time by Stephen Hawking, Reviewed by Bart Breen A Worthy Sequel I read the earlier book, A Brief History of Time  and this book delivers where it states, in updating where things have advanced as well as putting the … [Continue reading]

Review of Searching for Bobby Fischer

Searching for Bobby Fischer, reviewed by Bart Breen Great Chess Movie but so much more! Chess Related but not Chess Focused This is not really so much a movie about Bobby Fischer, but rather the drive in the chess community to find the next … [Continue reading]

Misquoting Jesus by Bart Ehrman, Reviewed by Bart Breen

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Misquoting Jesus, A Very Engaging Book (This review was written January 3, 2006 and originally posted to Amazon where it is the Spotlight Review for this Book) Well Written and Engaging This is the first book of Ehrman's I have read. I found it … [Continue reading]

Galileo’s Daughter by Dava Sobel

Review of Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel, by Bart Breen Excellent Read! Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel, has been one of the more enjoyable literary experiences I have had recently. The writing style is excellent. The narration done … [Continue reading]

Surrender is not Numbness

Surrender

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