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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog

It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.

Currently reading

V for Vendetta
David Lloyd, Alan Moore
Progress: 28/296 pages
Broken Angels
Richard K. Morgan
Progress: 266/468 pages
Introduction to Topology
Bert Mendelson
Progress: 10/224 pages
Basics of Plasma Astrophysics
Claudio Chiuderi, Marco Velli
Progress: 58/250 pages
Ursula K. Le Guin: The Complete Orsinia: Malafrena / Stories and Songs (The Library of America)
Brian Attebery, Ursula K. Le Guin
Progress: 454/700 pages
A Student's Guide to Lagrangians and Hamiltonians
Patrick Hamill
Progress: 7/180 pages
Complete Poems, 1904-1962
E.E. Cummings
Progress: 166/1102 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: 164/448 pages
Gravitation (Physics Series)
Kip Thorne;Kip S. Thorne;Charles W. Misner;John Archibald Wheeler;John Wheeler
Progress: 48/1215 pages
Tarzan of the Apes  - Edgar Rice Burroughs I read some books because they have entered the culture, spawning multiple versions of themselves in other media and I just want to find out what the original story and concepts were and if they were any good. Examples would be Frankenstein and Dracula. Tarzan is also such a one.

It was interesting to discover that Tarzan was indeed raised by apes, but not any real species, instead by a made up one existing somewhere between gorilla and human in capabilities and appearance. Also interesting to discover that Burroughs wrote 22 sequels!

It's a fast paced and easy read but I'm not inclined to hunt down even the first of those sequels...