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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog

It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.

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Beyond compare: Art from Africa in the Bode Museum
Paola Ivanov, Julien Chapuis, Jonathan Fine
Progress: 71/216 pages
Top 10 Berin 2018
Jürgen Scheunemann
Progress: 157/192 pages
The Sixth Watch
Sergei Lukyanenko
Progress: 40/400 pages
Summer Morning, Summer Night
Ray Bradbury
Progress: 71/176 pages
Ack-Ack Macaque
Gareth L. Powell
Progress: 495/792 pages
Introduction to Topology
Bert Mendelson
Progress: 10/224 pages
Four Revenge Tragedies: The Spanish Tragedy, The Revenger's Tragedy, The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois, and The Atheist's Tragedy
Cyril Tourneur, Thomas Kyd, Thomas Middleton, George Chapman, Katharine Eisaman Maus
Progress: 135/464 pages
What Is Life?: With Mind and Matter and Autobiographical Sketches
Erwin Schrödinger, Roger Penrose
Progress: 140/194 pages
Basics of Plasma Astrophysics
Claudio Chiuderi, Marco Velli
Progress: 58/250 pages
A Student's Guide to Lagrangians and Hamiltonians
Patrick Hamill
Progress: 7/180 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 290 out of 414 pages.

The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript: Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: - Ronald Waldron, Unknown

Gawain flinches before the expected blow; the Green Knight taunts him, saying that he did not flinch in King Arthur's house. Gawain points out that there's a slight difference - Gawain can't stick his own head back on if it is removed!

 

This scene racks up the tension - what's going to happen? Will the girdle work? Previous poems in the manuscript the poet's genius for imagery but this shows his genius for narrative.

 

We are getting right down to the crux of the plot, now. If you don't know the story and don't want it spoiled, you should probably not read any further updates.