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Chapter 16’s contest saw Pride and Prejudice canter home with the golden laurels for AUMom,[1] winning her the chance to ask: Who is the character, whom everybody else seems to love, but you don’t? As you push open the door to the library, you find yourself in a slice of Merrie England. In spite of […]

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On this episode of “The Federalist Radio Hour,” Ryan T. Anderson, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and Alexandra DeSanctis, a staff writer for National Review and visiting fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, join Federalist Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss their book “Tearing Us Apart: How Abortion Harms Everything and Solves Nothing.”

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Chapter 15 saw The Silmarillion bring the golden laurels back to St. Augustine,[1] and he asks: What novel does the most impressive job combining the bookly virtues of humor, good drama, and telling an edifying story? And so we return to the Ricochet Grand Library, the magically linked clock tolling seven, Greenwich time (we don’t […]

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On this episode of “The Federalist Radio Hour,” Mark Bauerlein, senior editor at First Things and professor of English at Emory University, joins Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss his book “The Dumbest Generation Grows Up: From Stupefied Youth to Dangerous Adults.”

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Chapter 14’s contest saw The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy bring the golden laurels for best dialogue in a novel home to Judge Mental,[1] and he asks: What novel is most ripe for being made into a movie?  (Not already made previously.) There is a restless hectic atmosphere in the library tonight. Suits of armour […]

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In Chapter 13’s contest, The Hobbit brought home the golden laurels and extra-hearty fruitcake for LC,[1] winning her the chance to ask: What novel has the best dialogue?  Well, the new year’s settling in as if it means to make a go of it, someone’s been dusting some of the better-used secret passages, oiling the […]

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Chapter 13’s contest saw a close-run race with Ulysses galloping home with the golden laurels and hearty fruitcake for I. M. Fine,[1] winning her the chance to ask: What is the best book with the worst movie adaptation? (In other words, what really good book was made into a really bad film?) Just when you think it’s all over […]

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The Lord of the Rings delivered the golden laurels for St. Augustine in chapter 11’s contest,[1] winning him the chance to ask: What is the best work of fiction that no one really needs to read? The library’s quiet this week. The elves[2] seem to have vacated the premises (apart from a few hanging about […]

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Chapter 10’s contest saw a tie-breaker between characters from Narnia and Gone with the Wind,[1] with the decision winning the golden laurels for Vince Guerra, along with the chance to ask: Which book should be read at least every five years? The library rings with Christmas carols this week. The great emerald Christmas trees are […]

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In a Book-Buying Mood

 

I dislike acquiring stuff. You only own things in part; in part the things own you. I also have too many unread books already. My shelves are nearly full. And despite my best attempts to convince myself otherwise, I want more books.

I’ve been jotting down a list of books that I need to look up and read sometime. A couple quick notes from it:

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Last week’s quest for the best action/adventure novel saw The Three Musketeers (chosen by The Cynthonian) tie with Treasure Island (chosen by Judge Mental), with the Musketeers winning the tie-breaker – bringing the golden laurels home for The Cynthonian,[1] as well as the chance to ask:  Who is the best-written female heroine/protagonist in fiction?  (There are […]

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In the search for the best-written villain in fiction, Iago from Othello brought home the golden laurels to LC for the second week running,[1] winning her the chance to ask: What is the best action/adventure novel? You tread carefully – stealthily, even – along the passageway. In the distance you hear the distinctive sound of […]

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D’Artagnan of The Three Musketeers fame won the golden laurels for LC in Chapter 7’s contest,[1] and she asks: Who is the best written villain in fiction? For some reason this week there are old-fashioned uniformed policemen peering out nervously from behind pillars and statues (♪ A po-lice-man’s lot is not an ’appy one – […]

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As the clocks chime seven, something seems to have come a bit of a cropper in the library this week. As you pass a suit of armour, you could almost swear that its eyes follow you round the room. A portrait on the wall smiles inscrutably as you pass by. And there’s at least one […]

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As you enter the library, peering warily round the portal doors, you notice something different: The ceiling stretches away into a vast vista of stars. (You think you can see the Och Aye Nebula from here.) Also, some joker has left a police box near one of the fireplaces, and a wingbacked armchair sits facing […]

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To tell the tale of Louis L’Amour is to tell the tale of a bygone America, one where freedom was much easier to come by, though just as dangerous to defend. L’Amour documented the world of frontier liberty, with all its perks and pitfalls, in an extensive manner that no one else can boast, penning over 100 […]

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Chapter 4 saw The Inimitable Jeeves finish ahead by a nose against The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy among the entries for funniest novel,[1] winning I. M. Fine the chance to ask: What is the greatest death scene in a novel? (More than one scene from the same novel can be nominated by different participants.) […]

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The library seems strangely quiet as you arrive this week – by way of an unsuspected trapdoor and a pile of cushions. Brushing away feathers from your clothes, you make your way across the marble floor to the doorway opposite. It is slightly ajar. You think you can hear voices behind it. They are saying, […]

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At the sound of the chimes on the old clock, we return once more to the Ricochet grand library: The portal has once again shifted, and the journey has led us along a twisting route, through dark and echoey secret passages. Fumbling for the stone switch, your last match goes out – just as the […]

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