Tag Archives: wandering jew

A Miracle of Rare Device

As I mentioned in my post on the book, the Ancient Mariner from The Pearl and the Pumpkin was originally a character from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. In the story, it’s the schoolmaster who … Continue reading

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I Still Read Books

The Homeward Bounders, by Diana Wynne Jones – This book adapts the idea of gods playing games with mankind, except here they’re not really gods, but demonic beings known as Them who banish anyone who interferes with their games to … Continue reading

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This Immortal Coil

It seems that, as long as humans have been aware of death, they’ve entertained the possibility of staving it off and living forever. It’s highly unlikely that this could ever be achieved, since everything has to wear out eventually. Actually, … Continue reading

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