The Mystery

The Mystery by Stewart Edward White My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Well, if the aim of Stewart Edward White was to create a bonafide mystery, he certainly succeeded. I finished the book and still wonder what the mystery actually was. We get some clues, but you’ll have to use your imagination to fill in […]


Precaution by James Fenimore Cooper My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Apparently, this book had myriad errors when it went to press, and was not properly edited (why James Fenimore Cooper let that happen is anybody’s guess), but I had been assured by the venerable Lord Gosford that the text had been sufficiently cleaned up […]

Three Men in a Boat

Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome My rating: 4 of 5 stars

You could call this book The Three Stooges Meet The Marx Brothers, or The Three Amigos Take on the Thames. Either way, the ensuing hilarity will keep you turning the pages to see what happens next.


The Coming Race

The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I almost feel bad tearing this book apart, seeing as those before me did such a fantastic job, but I’ll just add my two cents anyway. That’s about all I would spare for this book.



Cursed by George Allan England My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Life isn’t fair, and sometimes the bad guy, the bully wins in the end. Penitence can’t erase extreme injustices, and sometimes it will take a supreme sacrifice to make amends. Did I mention that life isn’t fair?