Monthly Archives: January 2004

Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling – Ross King Surly, often sullen, perpetually brooding, argumentative, distrustful, highly competitive, monstrously creative and ugly to boot, Michelangelo Buonarroti was a sculptor of genius. Ross King’s superlative book Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling tells … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – J. K. Rowling What more can one say about J.K. Rowlings and the most famous boy in wizardom? Since last summer, I’ve been working my way steadily through all five of … Continue reading

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The Year in “Review” Well, BookLinker is now officially a one-year old! On the off chance anyone is interested, here are some BookLinker benchmarks: – In the last year, BookLinker has reviewed 38 books, not quite the “one book per … Continue reading

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1421: The Year China Discovered America – Gavin Menzies History is a fuzzy subject. The one real, inescapable truth that comes out of any serious assessment of history is, realistically, how little you actually know about the in’s and outs … Continue reading

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