Category Archives: Philosophical Musings

Nothing more than a rampage of thought, somewhat provoking, somewhat controversial, yet with emotional panache, ethical and empathetic considerations, and intellectual broad-mindedness. So won’t you join me in giving your responses–not reactions–be nice. I would like a few good men and women who are interested in conversing with me on any given subject which could be of significant interest (or not), but most of all, conversation which is quickly becoming hard to come by, in the real world.

Review: “The Returned”

 Review by L.Nolan, IBCafe.net “The Returned” by Jason Mott ISBN-13: 978-0-7783-1533-9Copyright 2013 by Jason Mott Publisher: Harlequin  MIRA $24.95 US, $27.95 CAN. 352pp. Nothing is more satisfying than reading a spellbinding book from a new author who knows how to apply all the necessary ingredients … Continue reading

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Review: “Four Souls”

by Louise Erdrich A Review by Editor, L. Nolan (2004). Harper Collins. New York, NY. ISBN 0-06-620975-7 This book is not your usual crime thriller, hero adventure, erotics, romance; frightful, playful or simple novel. It is about the life of people … Continue reading

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Review: “Solaris” (the novel, not the movie)

By Stanislaw Lem I have something for you. It’s called Fantastic voyage into fantasy. We have an IBCafe Book Club, (International Books Cafe) that we Zoom into once a month, so we have been reading “Solaris,” the novel by Stanislaw … Continue reading

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Review: “The Secret History,” by Donna Tartt

Just finished this book. It was a long and glaring bore for a while. Like many cats in a dark room, one wonders where will be the first strike to determine your and others’ location and initiation of a response … Continue reading

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Review: “The Rooster Bar”

by John Grisham John Grisham has a wickedly mischievous mind. If I did not know any better, I’d think this book might be about his own youth. But then again, I do not think he lives in some isolated landing … Continue reading

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Review: “Bird by Bird”

by Anne Lamott This is not a fictional novel, but it’s a good read. The author is clever, insightful, deeper than the average layman, and comical at times–sorrowful at others. The book is written by Author, Anne Lamott, who is … Continue reading

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Review: “Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

“The panic that overtook me then was hard to explain. Those game days broke up with a swiftness, a sense of losing blood almost, that reminded me of watching the apartment in New York being boxed up and carted away: … Continue reading

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Review: Letters from Alaska

Letters From Alaska: A Novel Trilogy (Book II) Author, John Shields (2008) ISBN: 978-1-4357-3093-9 Price: $17.04, Paperback, 349 pages   Author, John Shields’ book is exceptional; he is a highly descriptive writer, in the genre of academic fiction. There is … Continue reading

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Review: “The Bridge of Madison County”

by Robert James Waller I just re-read “The Bridges of Madison County,” don’t ask me why, I guess I just wanted to look into that theme again. I have seen the movie, too. I simply needed to reconnect with it … Continue reading

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Review: “The Roads We Take”

by Ethan Edgewood Most of us have heard of J. D. Salinger, and the famous novel: “The Catcher in the Rye.” In fact, that novel (1951), and the author, Jerome David Salinger, who has since died (1/27/2010) at the ripe … Continue reading

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