A beautifully told story with colorful characters out of epic tradition, a tight and complex plot, and solid pacing. -- Booklist, starred review of On the Razor's Edge

Great writing, vivid scenarios, and thoughtful commentary ... the stories will linger after the last page is turned. -- Publisher's Weekly, on Captive Dreams

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Quote of the Day

Take your eye off Western Civilization for just a moment and it will be swinging from the rafters with its own belt around its neck...
-- Bruce Charlton


  1. TOF - I am curious how you would make the case - Ptolemaic Smackdown style, perhaps - that Western Civilization is in decline. And what, if anything, can be done to save it.

    I don't doubt the idea, but it is hard for me to even begin to make the argument. I'm not nearly well-read enough. (Though Lukacs is still fixed on my reading list).

    1. Depends on how you define "Western Civilization," I suppose. Some include ancient Greece and Rome, even though their civilization was markedly different from that of medieval Europe and from Modern Europe.

      See here for starts:

  2. You suffer me very kindly.

    I'm actually blushing about this mistake. In any case, it will be worth a re-read!


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