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Derek Jacobi
Birth date: October 22, 1938
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Portable Mistletoe
Portable Mistletoe rated it 5 months ago
Maybe because I had already been introduced to Gilead and its social/political structure in The Handmaid’s Tale, I did not find The Testaments as shocking. Instead, it confirmed what I already suspected, that a totalitarian regime built on religious fanaticism was established by nonbelievers and enf...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 5 months ago
Well, that was as soul-drenching as any double bill ever was (even though The Testaments is marginally more optimistic than The Handmaid's Tale). It's not always a good idea for an author to revisit one of their standout classics decades later, but in this instance it clearly worked. Atwood stay...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 5 months ago
A day late (though hopefully not a dollar short), here's my "second bingo week" summary; and it's a summary of a much better week than the first one turned out to be. (So, yey!) For one thing this is due to the books, all of which were either outright winners or at least enjoyable on some level or...
Portable Mistletoe
Portable Mistletoe rated it 2 years ago
What a treat these letters must have been for Tolkien’s children! Father Christmas (and buddies) corresponded with them throughout their childhood, telling all about his home at the North Pole and including thrilling adventure stories of marauding goblins. Audiobook version via Audible, competentl...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 2 years ago
The Dalai Lama speaks about the Four Noble Truths, maximizing your inner strength, dealing with anger and death, the power of compassion, the challenges facing humanity today (including globalization, warfare, environmental protection, overpopulation), and the great world religions' core tenets (as ...
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