The Crimson Petal and the White

By: Michel Faber 2002 Fiction Subject Matter: Great Britain; History; Victoria, 1837-1901; Perfumes industry; London; England; Young women; Prostitutes Rating: 4/5   The first thing I did after finishing this book was sit back and take a long, deep breath.… Continue Reading

the jungle

Just as pleasure and pain are two plants growing from the body and the soul, so there are many offshoots of these plants, each of which the master cultivator, reason, weeds and prunes and ties up and waters and thoroughly… Continue Reading

90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Life & Death

By: Don Piper with Cecil Murphey 2004 Nonfiction Subject Matter: Heaven; Christianity; Future life; Near-death experiences; Death Rating: 2.5/5   If you follow this blog, you’ll notice that I gave 90 Minutes in Heaven a 1-point higher rating than I… Continue Reading