Monthly Archives: June 2012

Beowulf: A New Translation (a.k.a. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation), Unknown, Translation by Seamus Heaney (Faber and Faber, 1999)

Seamus Heaney’s Beowulf: A New Translation is the single most exciting and accessible version of Beowulf that I have seen. Read it now. For a more in depth review go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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Posted in Classic Literature, Fantasy, Identity, Ripping Yarn, Stand Alone Novel, Strong Characters, Thoughtful, Thriller, Uncategorized, Unique or Imaginative World | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Strindberg’s Star, Jan Wallentin (Viking Adult, 2012 {Penguin Audio, Narrator: Graeme Malcolm}) Translated from Swedish by Rachel Willson-Broyles.

Strindberg’s Star by Jan Wallentin, is a paranormal mystery/thriller that weaves 19th century science, secret societies, NAZI mysticism and a quest for the occult into a fascinating story. For more, go to: http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

Posted in Conspiracy, Conspiracy Novel, Identity, Paranormal Mystery, paranormal or otherwise unexplained (possibly alien or magic) object, Present Day Sci Fi, Supernatural, Thoughtful, Thriller | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Smiley’s People, John LeCarré (Penguin Books, 1979 {Penguin Audio, Narrator: Michael Jayston)

Smiley’s People is the last installment in the Karla Trilogy, and the penultimate volume (to date and likely ever) about or involving John LeCarré’s master spy: George Smiley. This book pits him at last, toe to toe with his arch-nemesis, Karla. For more go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

Posted in Chronicle, Cycle, Espionage, Identity, Mystery, Saga, Series, Stand Alone Novel, Strong Characters, Thoughtful Espionage Tale, Trilogy, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Happy 2nd Birthday to the Archaeologist’s Guide to the Galaxy!

Happy 2nd Birthday Archaeologist’s Guide to the Galaxy!!!! A quick (ha!) run down of the most popular posts over the past year… Continue reading

Posted in Comedy, Espionage, Fantasy, Identity, Mystery, Opinion Piece, Post Modern, Ripping Yarn, Romance, Science Fiction, Series, Uncategorized, Unique or Imaginative World | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments