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July 2000

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published July 2000.

Book Review

Saints and Heroes

by Mark McLaughlin

Shakespeare’s MacBeth and the character who slew him, Malcolm, were based on real people. In his novel "Saints and Heroes", Andrew Schultz brings his king slayer to life in a far less heroic but much more accurate manner than... Read More

Book Review


by Karen Wyckoff

Following on the heels of its predecessors, Circlet Press inaugurates a fresh collection of the erotic and the fantastic, which incarnates the uncertain unions of sexuality and society. As with previous collections, the editor fashions a... Read More

Book Review

The Farewell Symphony

by Leigh Forrest

It is November of 1772 in Esterhaza, the summer palace of Prince Nicholas. During the performance of a new symphony by court composer Franz Joseph Haydn, the baffled Prince watches as, one by one, musicians stop playing, snuff their... Read More

Book Review

White Fire

by Rebecca Rego

Dirk Arendt, the main character of Murray’s engaging historical adventure tale, shares a literary lineage with both Hawkeye from The Last of the Mohicans and Indiana Jones. This Cape Colony Dutchman is a scout too, with equal parts... Read More

Book Review

The English

by Peter Skinner

It takes courage to create a “portrait” of a people; national environments and outlooks change so rapidly that a judicious portrait too easily becomes dismissed as merely judgmental. Paxman had the courage to depict his... Read More

Book Review

The End of Homework

by Douglas W. Texter

“Over and over again have I had to send my own children, in spite of their tears and remonstrances, to bed, long after the assigned tasks had ceased to have any educational value and had become the means of nervous exhaustion and... Read More

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