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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog

It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.

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Ursula K. Le Guin: Hainish Novels and Stories, Vol. 1: Rocannon's World / Planet of Exile / City of Illusions / The Left Hand of Darkness / The Dispossessed / Stories (The Library of America)
Brian Attebery, Ursula K. Le Guin
Progress: 292/1100 pages
Life and Letters of Charles Darwin - Volume 1: By Charles Darwin - Illustrated
Charles Darwin
Progress: 256/346 pages
Difficulties of a Bridegroom
Ted Hughes
Progress: 139/159 pages
Basics of Plasma Astrophysics
Claudio Chiuderi, Marco Velli
Progress: 47/250 pages
Ursula K. Le Guin: The Complete Orsinia: Malafrena / Stories and Songs (The Library of America)
Brian Attebery, Ursula K. Le Guin
Progress: 359/700 pages
A Student's Guide to Lagrangians and Hamiltonians
Patrick Hamill
Progress: 7/180 pages
Complete Poems, 1904-1962
E.E. Cummings
Progress: 110/1102 pages
The Complete Plays and Poems
E.D. Pendry, J.C. Maxwell, Christopher Marlowe
She Stoops to Conquer and Other Comedies (Oxford World's Classics)
Henry Fielding, David Garrick, Oliver Goldsmith
Progress: 76/448 pages
Gravitation (Physics Series)
Kip Thorne;Kip S. Thorne;Charles W. Misner;John Archibald Wheeler;John Wheeler
Progress: 48/1215 pages
How Obelix Fell Into the Magic Potion: When He Was a Little Boy - René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo This slim volume is not a typical Asterix book; rather than being a comic strip album, it is an illustrated short story with the usual division of labour between Goscinny and Uderzo. Originally published in Pilote, the story tells how Obelix came to fall into the cauldron of magic potion and become the permanent bearer of super-human strength we know so well. Asterix himself narrates.

People who know the Asterix canon will be thinking, six years old? Surely Obelix was a baby when that happened? Well, I can't explain the contradiction and I'm not going to worry about it too much. I suggest other readers do the same and instead focus on the witty story and the delightful full page and double page illustrations.

This is essential for all true Asterix fans.