canongate myth series

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The Good Man and the Scoundrel….

I can’t say the book title in full. It feels blasphemous. In fact it feels blasphemous to read the book but my curiosity got the better of me and here I am: I read it and I am attempting to write a review about it. In this version of the life of Jesus, he has … Continue reading

The Lion’s Honey by David Grossman

One of the most memorable biblical stories for me is Samson and Delilah. Strength, seduction, hero, capture, hair… who would forget? Samson the hero; a brave warrior, leader of men and Nazarite of God? or a misfit given to whoring and lust, who failed to fulfil his destiny? In Lion’s Honey David Grossman takes on … Continue reading

Where Three Roads Meets By Salley Vickers

Canongate Myth Series no. 3 Like Oedipus, we live in ignorance of the wishes so offensive to morality with which nature has burdened us and following the unveiling of which we should no doubt all rather look away from the scenes of our childhood. – Sigmund Freud, Interpreting Dreams Sigmund Freud lies ill. A man … Continue reading

Dream Angus

Canongate myth series no. 2 – Dream Angus Dream Angus – The Celtic God of Dreams is a retelling of the myth of Angus, a popular and attractive giver of the Celtic mythology of Ireland and Scotland. Angus is a giver of dreams, an Eros, a figure of youth (all good things! Lucky Angus). He … Continue reading


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Ratings Defined

0 = Abandon the book after first chapter

1 = Waste of paper, we will see what the environmentalist say about this!

2 = Skip it, read the book if you have got nothing better to do

2.5 = An average book, easily forgettable.

3 = A good read.

3.5 = A good entertaining read, a page-turner

4 = So glad that I read the book, a book with substance and invaluable for future reference

4.5 = So glad that I read the book, would pester everyone to read it, invaluable, I would want to own it and wouldn't mind a second read (something that I seldom do)

5 = The book is so good that I feel like I am on scale 4 and 4.5, and more, it blew me away and lingers on my head for weeks!

Books Read

JoV's bookshelf: read
Hold Tight
The Fault in Our Stars
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
The Thief
Catching Fire
A Tale for the Time Being
Into the Darkest Corner
The Liars' Gospel
Goat Mountain
Strange Weather In Tokyo
Strange Shores
And the Mountains Echoed
Ten White Geese
One Step Too Far
The Innocents
The General: The ordinary man who became one of the bravest prisoners in Guantanamo
White Dog Fell from the Sky
A Virtual Love
The Fall of the Stone City

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Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)