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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog

It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.

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Peter Pan and Other Plays: The Admirable Crichton; Peter Pan; When Wendy Grew Up; What Every Woman Knows; Mary Rose (Oxford World's Classics)
J.M. Barrie, Peter Hollindale
Progress: 74/384 pages
The Essential Shakespeare
Ted Hughes
Progress: 61/259 pages
Introduction to Topology
Bert Mendelson
Progress: 10/224 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
Complete Poems, 1904-1962
E.E. Cummings
Progress: 842/1102 pages
The Complete Plays and Poems
E.D. Pendry, J.C. Maxwell, Christopher Marlowe
Palladio
Taschen Publishing
Progress: 78/248 pages
Gravitation (Physics Series)
Kip Thorne;Kip S. Thorne;Charles W. Misner;John Archibald Wheeler;John Wheeler
Progress: 48/1215 pages
The Complete Novels of Jane Austen
Jane Austen
Progress: 729/1220 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 107 out of 288 pages.

Early Irish Myths and Sagas - Various Authors, Jeffrey Gantz

The Destruction of Da Derga's Hostel

 

Quite the pagan Celtic tale from Ireland! It starts off cryptic and convoluted but leads to the King of Eriu breaking all his geiss (taboos) in one night and facing death during a huge battle, described only briefly but preceded by a huge description of all the heroes who will fight at the battle. So huge it tried even my patience for such things. There's a great modern fantasy tale to be told from adapting this story to contemporary narrative conventions. Could work well on film, too.