Taggerung – A Review

Jacques for blog_smTaggerung is the 14th novel in the famous Redwall series written by Brian Jacques. Jacques outdoes himself in the stunning tale of a young otter who was kidnapped as a babe by a vermin clan to be their legendary warrior, the Taggerung. One day Tagg deserts the clan because of their cruelty and teams up with a feisty mouse, Nimbalo, to find his true home. Throughout their journey, Tagg and Nimbalo are faced with many dangers which test their bravery and courage. This is a tale of treachery and betrayal, but also of loyalty and adventure. This story is so enjoyable whether read alone or aloud.

Crime and Punishment – A Review

Dostoyevsky for blog_smThis book is one of the most brilliant novels ever written, a true literary masterpiece. It is the story of a young Russian student, Raskolnikov, who commits a murder in order to prove his greatness to himself. However, after committing the crime, Raskolnikov is alternately overcome with arrogance and haunted with deep regret. This gripping narrative accurately portrays the destructive nature of sin, and the false philosophies and false loves that can lead us far away from God. Dostoevsky spins a tale of redemption, true love and the miracle of God’s grace. These themes continue to ring out their truth throughout the ages.