Reading Adler's List

An attempt to read all the titles in Encyclopedia Britannica's Great Books of Western Civilization.  And some other stuff in between.

 

Today
November
22
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Judith R. Masters, Roger D. Masters
China Miéville
October 2013
18
currently reading
text:
I’m not sure what can compare in the West to The Spirit of Laws before its publication in 1748. Sure, there were the Greeks....
The Spirit of Laws - Montesquieu, Thomas Nugent
read and rated
October 2013
17
started reading:
finished reading:
October 2013
16
read and rated
text:
This monster work by Shirer is a valuable relic. As a journalist in Europe during Hitler’s rise, he brought a personal persp...
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany - William L. Shirer
text:
If you’ve ever made a saving throw against a Beholder, tried to justify a thief in plate mail or lied to your friends on how ...
Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and The People Who Play It - David M. Ewalt
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There’s a lot of hype about these books and the TV series. And for good reason. This is some old time epic action. Martin...
A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin
read and rated
October 2013
6
finished reading:
September 2013
14
reviewed:
September 11th not only resonates for Americans. On September 11, 1973 the presidential palace in Santiago, Chile was bombed...
The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability - Peter Kornbluh
finished reading:
September 2013
11
started reading:
started reading:
September 2013
08
reviewed:
With imperial authority, the Nazi’s repatriated German works traded away in World War I and plundered the nationalist works o...
The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History - Bret Witter, Robert M. Edsel
finished reading:
September 2013
07
reviewed:
Clever, Mr. Fielding, clever. In anticipation of criticism of his work, he dedicates the first chapter of Book XI to future...
Tom Jones - Henry Fielding, Ross Hamilton
finished reading:
August 2013
30
reviewed:
I still remember that moment when his eyes began to glaze over. In all fairness, he had been at work all day, dinner was rea...
The Essential Calvin and Hobbes - Bill Watterson
finished reading:
August 2013
27
reviewed:
Sloppy brilliance rattles down from these pages. Despite the loose springs and unattached gear or two, the stories tick on. ...
Four Novels of the 1960s - Philip K. Dick, Jonathan Lethem
finished reading:
finished reading:
August 2013
14
reviewed:
It’s in this fourth book in which the series seems to hit its stride. The main players become more defined and there is fina...
Ice and Fire - David Wingrove
finished reading:

Currently reading

The First and Second Discourses
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Judith R. Masters, Roger D. Masters
The Scar
China Miéville