On Tyranny

Author: Timothy Snyder Type: Non-fiction, single subject Full title: On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From the Twentieth Century Published: 2017 I read it: August 2017 We seem to lack a consensus on the acceptability of referring to Adolf Hitler in the course of argumentation. Most of us are convinced that even using the name or historical…

Islam and the Future of Tolerance

Authors: Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz Type: Non-fiction, single subject Full title: Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue Published: 2015 I read it: June 2017 I’ve been reading Sam Harris and listening to his Waking Up podcast for a while now, so I’m familiar with his thoughts on Islam. His concerns haven’t changed…

Doubt: A History

Author: Jennifer Michael Hecht Type: Non-fiction, single subject Full title: Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson Published: 2003 I read it: June 2017 I had this on my shelf for quite a while, having snagged it at a used bookstore…

The Dark Tower

Author: Stephen King Type: Fiction, novel Part of series: The Dark Tower (#7) Published: 2004 I read it: July 2017 (re-read) This is a review of the final book in The Dark Tower series, and contains plot details. For a summary of each book up until now (including spoilers), start back at The Gunslinger, may…

Song of Susannah

Author: Stephen King Type: Fiction, novel Part of series: The Dark Tower (#6) Published: 2004 I read it: June 2017 (re-read) As Roland tells Eddie (and as King tells the reader): “It’s the end-game now. All I’ve worked for and waited for all the long years. The end is coming. I feel it. Don’t you?”…

Wolves of the Calla

Author: Stephen King Type: Fiction, novel Part of series: The Dark Tower (#5) Published: 2003 I read it: May 2017 (re-read) Book five is where things start to fold inward at a noticeable clip. Famously, it’s the first Dark Tower book that came out after a driver struck King while he was walking along a…

The Wind Through the Keyhole

Author: Stephen King Type: Fiction, novel Part of series: The Dark Tower (#4.5) Published: 2012 I read it: March 2017 (re-read) An intermission. We have to back up just a bit. I love Wizard and Glass, but my recap of it stuck to the core story. Other stuff was going on though. The first 100+…