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The Art of Fiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers
Ayn Rand, Tore Boeckmann, Leonard Peikoff
The Name of the Rose
Umberto Eco
David Mitchell
To the Lighthouse
Virginia Woolf
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Edward Gibbon, Daniel J. Boorstin, Gian Battista Piranesi, Hans-Friedrich Mueller
Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
Douglas R. Hofstadter
Perfect Wrong Note - Learning to Trust Your Musical Self
William Westney
The Prince
Niccolò Machiavelli
The Varieties of Religious Experience
William James
Twenty Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy
G. Lee Bowie, Robert C. Solomon

Last Battle 7 (Chronicles of Narnia Adult Jkt)

The Last Battle - C.S. Lewis The first 6 books in the series seemed to be focused on the plot, which also included religious metaphors. This last book seemed to break that pattern and made the plot secondary and the religious metaphor first. I think the story suffered quite a bit because of that. At times it felt forced and too fantastic, I mean a donkey passing as a lion in a piece of skin that washed over a waterfall.... really? It felt like a different author and the inconsistency was jarring. Once I got past that aspect of the book, there were some really beautiful parts. The description of the afterlife and Aslan as a Christ-figure were pretty moving.