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I've been reading Texas Monthly off and on since it was born. I'm not thrilled with the current iteration, but change is inevitable, and, so far, the magazine seems to be surviving--perhaps even flourishing judging by the amount of advertising it contains. It takes a long time to read Texas Monthly! In the past I have opted from time to time not to renew because I thought it too expensive for the amount of time I could spend reading it. I accumulated a year's worth of magazines that I never read and recently gave them away. Every word's a pearl and I couldn't skip any article, so I skipped the whole magazine, stacking it for reading in a future that never came. I'm trying to change.
Subscriber off and on for 30+ years. Every time I cancel my subscription, the next month has an article that I would love to ew up in Henrietta and Wichita Falls in the 50's-60's. Little city girl living in huge town Colorado since college. Reading stories of current and long-ago events from my North Texas area, or any zone of Texas, is relaxation and a salute to nostalgia. Some things I remember, most I don't. Overall, I think this magazine is an example of some very amazing writing...often, it's writing that could only be done by someone with Texas p'e heart of TM, for me, is its articles about obscure local stuff...including long ago stories about little towns, unknown or well known incidents or people...perhaps with a fresh twist. Punctuated with over-the-top advertising and flamboyant articles of excess. A nice contrast, in my opinion. The cover articles are sometimes good, sometimes blah. But...even the articles that aren't particularly to my taste often the opportunity to further educate myself about humanity. I think of TM as the Texas Vanity Fair...often very amazing writing with stories that create me think.Let's face it, Texas is so huge and diverse, someone could tell a really good, original Texas tale - feature article or little story - to infinity. Think Joan Robinson Hill, or the ride crash at the Texas State Fair, or from August 2010 TM: Writing Life/John Graves "...the bard of Glen Rose's legacy is written in stones as well as words". This is what I'm counting on as I renew my subscription for the umpteenth time.
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Look, I know ads are just a fact of life in magazines... but wow! A latest problem of Texas Monthly had a 91-page ad. Not 91 pages of ads, mind you. Ninety-one consecutive pages devoted to a single advertisement, on top of all of the other ads show in a normal issue. The problem in question, devoted to the Houston flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, seemed as though it might be a unique edition. Turns out, more was dedicated to that ad than the cover aside, amazing magazine.
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I've been a Texas Monthly reader since its first issue, and a subscriber for most of that time. My subscription is about to expire and I will not renew. What used to feature a diversity of viewpoints now leans in one direction, left. Any article that with immigration follows the same begin borders narrative. There are a lot of sides to this complex issue; too poor TM doesn't acknowledge that.
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Texas Monthly has a fairly even political balance when they address those issues; the other topics have well-written, interesting articles. I "like" but don't "love" the magazine. If I had a gripe, it's because of the large advertising inserts. I don't mind advertising; I realize that subscriptions alone don't hold a magazine afloat and I always like to see the ones with beautiful young women, but the "best doctors/lawyers" take up far too much space. I also have fun the true estate ads in the back along with those for Texas-themed products.
I will re-order when my subscription endsUPDATE: AFTER WAITING 14 WEEKS TO GET MAG. SOMEONE AT MAGAZINE EXPRESS OR AMAZON CANCELLED MY SUBSCRIPTION 12/27/2109? WHY? NO ONE CAN TELL ME----WHO DID IT? NO ONE KNOWS SO WHY ARE THE LINE RECORDED? THEY GAVE ME SOME OF MY $ BACK & THEN SOME AS A AMAZON CREDIT---DIDN'T WANT TO GIVE ME THAT!!!! AND THEN TOLD ME TO REORDER MAGAZINE --WHY. DISGUSTED!!!!! WITH AMAZON & MAGAZINE EXPRESS
I like the articles and do not always agree with the opinions as an 'Independent thinker'. I think they can contradict themselves at times especially regarding Wendy Davis on Steers and Jeers. But the articles are my favorite and well-written, well-researched. I like recipes they feature especially Tex-Mex.And as a proud Texan, though I know Texas can be arrogant, I can recommend this magazine. I do want there were more articles and less advertising, but understand the necessity in today's digital world.
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This adventure tale of the Northmen and their globe of exploration and marauding was terrific fun to read and educational to boot. Seamlessly translated from the original Swedish into fluent English, we follow the story of Orm the Red as he begins his warrior's seagoing life as a captive, being fortunate to escape death at the outset . Orm's amazing fortune endures through a lot of fascinating travels, including to the Moorish court of Almansur and the Danish court of King Harald, as we are introduced to fascinating characters along the method including Irish jugglers and the alluring daughter of the King himself. An early Christian missionary to the pagans of the far North is indispensable to the story, as well as Orm's rough Viking crewmates with colourful names of their own. I had a amazing time immersing myself in this early globe of travel and adventure at the turn of the previous century and came to feel amazing affection for Orm and his friends. The book - even in translation - is beautifully written, including much sly comedy and some lovely ballads springing from the mouths of the roistering men around the banquet table. For fun adventure in a various time and in a various world, can't do much better than this!
Isabel is about to join a secret club called the Stravaganti. The Stravaganti are a group of high school students in London who travel back in time to a put related to Italy.Each student has a talisman, or an object that the student must keep while sleeping to travel back in time. But this time travel isn't a mysterious vacation - each Stravaganti is called for a certain is time Isabel is called to Classe, the Town of Ships. The town is about to have a sea invasion by the Gate People, and the town must prepare for war. Isabel, with the support of the other Stravaganti, must support save the town before it falls into ry Hoffman adds a amazing addition to the STRAVAGANZA series with CITY OF SHIPS. The story is full of twists and turns that keeps the reader enchanted throughout the entire process. This book is highly recommended for anyone who wants to go to another world...even if it is just for only one ed by: Steph
Swedish author Frans G. Bengtsson (1894-1954) was a poet, essayist, and biographer before writing his one and only novel, The Long Ships. The book was originally published in Sweden in two parts in 1941 and 1945 under the title of Röde Orm before being published in English translation in 1954. One of the most widely read books in Sweden, The Long Ships is an adventure novel set in the time of the Vikings, around 1000 AD. It chronicles the adventures of Orm Tostesson, also known as Red Orm, a Danish Viking who hails from Skania, a portion of present-day Sweden that was at that time under the rule of Denmark. When a young man, Orm is stolen from his home by maritime marauders who create him a willing member of their crew. His subsequent voyages take him from Moorish Spain to the British Isles to the Ukrainian steppe in find of treasure, love, and a peaceful home to call his own.I am by no means a connoisseur of the genre, but The Long Ships is easily the best work of Viking fiction that I’ve ever read. It is much more lively and engaging than Poul Anderson’s historical novel The Golden Horn, for example. Pulp adventure writers who are known for this sort of thing, like Harold Lamb or Robert E. Howard, tend to obtain bogged down in the minutiae of armor and weapons in an attempt at historical authenticity. Bengtsson, on the other hand, doesn’t emphasize the visual trappings of the time period but instead really adopts the mindset of his Viking characters. He does a splendid job of thinking like a Viking, which enables him to come up with surprising info that delight the reader with their ingenuity. Though written around the time of Globe Battle II, Bengtsson’s prose has the gravitas of a 19th century masterwork but a clarity and timeless creativity that create it seem as if the book were published just latest week. Some for this is due, no doubt, to Michael Meyer, who provides the English translation for the Fresh York Review of Books edition. In the introduction to that edition, novelist Michael Chabon accurately describes the tone of the book by stating that it “feels at once ancient and postmodern.”Bengtsson also has a amazing sense of humor, and the text is riddled with wry wit. The story takes put at a time when Scandinavia was somewhat reluctantly undergoing a process of Christianization. The subject of faith is treated irreverently throughout the book, as characters tend to adopt whatever beliefs—Christian, Muslim, or pagan—that will be advantageous to them, either in the acquisition of worldly goods or simply in the never-ending quest for amazing luck. Christian missionaries are sometimes depicted as selfless martyrs but also as schemers aiming to tally up the most baptisms, even if it means converting ignorant Vikings under false pretenses. The book also features a Jewish hero who is portrayed in a positive light and accepted by the Vikings because of his ability to lead them to treasure. In addition to religion, Bengtsson finds humor in marital relations, courtship rituals, and gender roles. He humorously captures the chauvinism of 1000 AD without succumbing to the chauvinism of the 1940s. The female characters of the book are depicted as smart and strong-willed, with a resilient resolve towards the horrible hardships that women faced everyday in the 10th and 11th centuries.If The Long Ships has a flaw, it would be its somewhat excessive length. For an adventure story, the pace can obtain a bit lethargic at times. Though each chapter is engaging, after finishing one I can’t say I felt compelled to immediately begin another. Still, in the end this pleasant surprise proved itself worth the effort and a very enjoyable read.
This novel, originally published in the 1940's as two books, tells the story of Orm Tostesson, a Dane who did what a lot of Scandinavian men did in the 10th century -- he went a-Viking. Orm's voyages take him to Andalusia (Spain), Britain, and Russia. He makes mates and enemies, has wins and losses, and while I've never been a fan of pillaging, I had to admire ngtsson's writing style might seem odd (even staid) to modern readers. There are no "literary" embellishments -- Bengtsson simply tells Orm's story -- explicitly. It's all on the page. There will be passages that create the reader pause and ponder, not to decipher meaning but to consider the differences between show day and the 10th ligion -- Christianity and Islam -- has a huge role in the book. In one of my favorite passages, a hero wonders why a king has converted to Christianity. He determines that "...kings drink stronger ale than other man, and have a lot of women, and that can tire a man over the years, so that his understanding darkens and he no longer knows what he is doing."I wasn't bored for a minute. The book is loaded with everything that makes a amazing adventure story, and even when Orm is living quietly at home, there's plenty going on. I totally agree with Chabon, who says in the introduction that this book "stands ready . . . to bring lasting pleasure to every single human being on the face of the earth."
This is a fantastic, action packed, picaresque (enough adjectives?) Norse saga. Our hero, Orm, and his band of merry [email protected]#$%!& go "a Viking" and obtain into all kinds of interesting and thouroughly enjoyabe scrapes en route. The plot has a nice method of seeding characters and happenings that reappear later in the story. The book is plot driven but the main hero is nicely drawn and the tone is deadpan humor no matter the was written in 1956 so I was afraid it would be dated but no, its new and crisp totally au fait with our zeitgeist. Having read far too a lot of of Bernard Cornwell's Saxon saga's this was truly refreshing. Unlike the latest crop of Cornwellia, the author knows exactly where he's going and doesn't tarry taking you there. The translation is excellent, I guess - my old Norse is a trifle rusty; it certainly scans well.Highly r those of you who like this genre, you might wish to check out "Eagle In the Snow" by Wallace Breem. Another forgotten classic, it tells the story of Maximus who guards the Rhine versus people like Orm. He is woefully outnumbered by the Northmen and the struggle is epic. A amazing read albeit a shade or two darker than Long Ships.
Even before I started to authenticate put and people names, I was a fan of Bengtsson’s The Long did take a few pages to obtain into the writing style which attempts to follow the cadences of an illiterate and non-urbane speaking style. Once I got used to the mostly easy sentences and slightly skewed mannerisms, I found myself believing that I was at the fireside as bold men talked about the bold deeds of their youth. Men certainly as the point of view is very male with only the occasional female proving herself to be the smarter, if not stronger sex. There is nothing that could be called poor language although there is more than a small talk about womanizing and violence. I consider this a family friendly e long ships is a narrative written in a manner evoking a spoken word culture rather than a land of scribes. Our central figure is a Norse (Scania is his homeland) Chief Rode Orm. We will follow the happenings of his life from his late teens to his forties as he travels and wars his method across most of coastal Europe, including a 7 year stint as a slave oarsman on a Muslim raider and more years as a member of the private body guard to the amazing fighter prince Almanzor. I have checked most of the put names and named major leaders they are as Bengtsson names them. The time period is roughly from the 980 to 1020.Orm is a fighting man of a people and at a time when fighting was considered a normal occupation. A leader who does not lead his ship and squad into wars is not long to be trusted. Throughout there is a merry humor attached to religion. All are religious but fickle in their practice and understanding. They are proud to say that they do not fear their gods. Luck is more necessary than deity or doctrine. At one point the squad decides to forgo the usual libation to the sea gods as the latest time they had observed, them, their luck had been bad. Orm having been exposed to all of the monotheistic religions will become a staunch convert to Christianity, but always within the limits of his superstitions and general lack of amazing doctrinal reading the above it needs to be said that there is a certain humor, sometime fatalistic and usually matter of fact that dominates all topics. Not just e long ships could be called a slice of life, but given the topic it has to be more correct to call it a family the end I felt at home in the culture of this man and his family. Bengtsson has built, peopled and guided us deep into a a long gone globe and left us confident that we are there and that it was like that.
This classic tells a Viking tale in a style of language very related to that of the Old Norse sagas. The characters travel to the Caliphate of Cordoba and down the rivers of Eastern Europe, dealing with the shifting landscapes of religion ( Judaism, Islam, and Christianity from their original heathenry) and politics (the changing dynasties of jarls, kings, and chieftains). It's a very enjoyable romp through Viking history, especially if one already appreciates the original sagas . . .
Isabel always feels like the runner up when it comes to her and her brother. She's not as smart, athletic, or famous as him. When she falls asleep with mosaic tiles she found in an italian style bag at school and suddenly wakes up in Classe, a Talian town, all that changes. Classe is in danger of being attacked and it seems Isabel is the only one who can save know those books that stay with you, even when you've closed them for the night? 'City of Ships' by Mary Hoffman is a excellent example of a book that does just that. 'City of Ships' is written drastically various from the other books in the Stravaganza series.With the number of London based Stravaganti growing, the story is based as equally in Talia as it is the true world. This change, while startling at first, created for an interesting look at the current Stravaganti in London. I couldn't imagine having the power to go from Talia each night and not have it result regular, everyday life. It was nice to see the relationships between those who have traveled to Talia and how those travelers similar to those who haven't traveled to Talia. And, I have to say, I always obtain a kick out of when the old Stavaganti figure out who the 'current' one is (in this case Isabel), leaving the 'current' Stravaganti to figure out why they're so interesting all of a sudden. It still makes me smile. And that small bit of romance between Isabel and another Stravaganti? Loved abel wasn't annoying. Quite the opposite, I liked her perspective. She could have come off as whiny, as characters usually do when jealous of a sibling, but she doesn't. She has quite a grown up air to herself, always, the characters in Talia are fantastic. Flavia and her son, the rogue pirate Andrea, were engaging characters. I almost suspected some sort of romantic storyline between Isabel and Andrea, but we'll see what happens with that in future books. (Though I doubt anything will now!)I found the story to be a small less focused on Isabel's 'issue at hand', in this case her feeling second fiddle to her twin brother, but still enjoyed the storyline for this fifth installment of the Stravaganza series. The role her brother did end up playing in the story was unexpected and very various from something typically found in this series. I did search some odd loose ends in this novel. I'd like to see what comes of Flavia's son and Isabeb's pirate mate Andrea. And also, the largest question on my mind after finishing: what did Luciano's mother wish to tell her son? It's probably nothing huge or surprising, but I wish to know! Seriously, I'm waiting for the day when the Mulholland's travel to Talia to see him, to perhaps see a wedding or at least meet Arianna.I really enjoyed 'City of Ships'. I loved the friendships, the tips of romance, and Talia in general. This series as a whole is one of those that everyone should read. So, if you haven't picked up this series yet, check it out!!!
Gotta qualify that method better than version heard of author? Check.Written in the 50s, but covers a genre that wasn't common at the time? Check.And that genre, historical fiction, where books are still often a mess nowadays? oring reviews all (I have had some poor experiences with very highly rated Kindle books)? Check.On the other hand, I tend to like Scandinavian authors and, if a book is translated and gets high marks, that usually means it was amazing enough to justify that what I ended up instead was a funny, witty, engrossing tale set in Viking lands around the time Christianity was taking over. The cheat and cut is there, but so are interesting characters and a amazing sprinkling of history, for the history geeks among e Christianity versus Pagans bit is quite well handled - the protagonist comes from a culture of well, Nordic god-worshipers, including human sacrifices and rather backwards superstition. Yet the author does not sink into the simple trap of having the Northmen convert at full speed to Christianity and all be well. It's quite a lot more involved. And funny.Quite funny. It has an almost British understated humor that was a pleasure to 's a long book, but I was quite sorry to see it end.p.s. a loosely-inspired film was created of it in the 60s, w Sidney Poitier.
My guess is that anyone who’s ever written a book on the Vikings first read this book and thought, “more! There’s got to be more!” Although written more than 70 yrs ago, the prose in The Long Ships does not come across as stilted or dated. First and foremost, it is a well-written book. I never found myself skipping over passages to obtain to the amazing stuff. The plot is interesting and weaves a number of threads skillfully throughout the book. Books like this are what makes Kindle so awesome—I was constantly Googling maps and names and historical figures to obtain a better view of where the action takes place. This book is remarkably accurate. The characters are interesting and have their own frailties. The conflict between the old religions and the spread of Christianity provides a amazing backdrop for the latter part of the books, but doesn’t become obsessive. One warning: if you are a fan of the television series The Vikings, this book will create it look beautiful pathetic by comparison. This is one of the better buys in books you’re likely to ever find.
I heartily endorse all of the accolades heaped upon this novel by the other reviewers. It is a rollicking amazing tale chock full of more adventure per page than any other book I can think of. A amazing measure of ironic humor adds to the ever, the potential reader deserves a few observations absent from the other reviews.1. Episodic: The book is basically a fictional biography of Orm which recounts his a lot of violent military adventures. In most cases Orm is the aggressor. Although some conflicts do arise as revenge for previous battles, most are stand alone happenings and could have occurred in any random order. Like most serialized TV series or film serials from the 1950s, each adventure is beautiful much unrelated to the others except that usually the same protagonists war various enemies. Of the 50 or so "adventures" at least half a dozen are accounts by third parties that Orm meets who tell the story of their own adventures.I say this to contrast the Long Ships to other sweeping novels that some other reviewers have compared it to, such as The Count of Monte Christo, or Les Miserables. These novels also contain a lot of adventures but they all are integrated within a single overarching conflict which organizes the entire story and gives it compelling moral force. Since these novels merit 5 stars, I have to give the Long Ships only 4.5.2. Anachronistic: Often historical novels fascinate by helping us to wonder how people in the distant past thought the method they did. How did the Greeks and Romans produce unbelievable poetry yet practice slavery and ritual murder? What attitudes do we have today that will be similarly scorned by future generations? To be believable, it helps if the author attempts to convey the method these figures may have actually talked and thought. But in the Long Ships the characters speak with a clarity of thought and introspection that modern men seldom attain even in written communication. The contents of their thought and attitudes are foreign to us, but their style of communication seems much too modern to be believable. It may be funny and charming to hear talk of raping and pillaging spoken like Victorian gentlemen at their tea, but more realism is usually important for the suspension of disbelief. I suspect actual Vikings spoke and thought more like modern biker gang members. But them the humor would disappear.3. Narrow Focus: I admire historical novelists (Patrick O'Brien comes to mind) who attempt to infuse all aspects of everyday life into their stories. Here the long ships comes up short. There is plenty of (what we would today call) politics, sex, religion and violence. But never a mention, for example, of how a long ship was built or who built them.4. Satire on Religion: The story of the Long Ships occurs during the period when attempts were being created to convert the Vikings to Christianity. A lot of do become Christians but their reasons for doing so are just as silly as the old pagan superstitions they had before. Often they hold both sets of belief. This thread of satire is woven throughout the novel to amazing comic affect.Enjoy.
Wow. I kept running into Staff Picks for this book at the bookstores I frequent, and now I know why. This is the very embodiment of an engaging book, with a sympathetic (but not flawless) protagonist, action, love, and convincing depictions of family life a thousand years ago in Scandinavia. Red Orm is brave, shrewd, and occasionally less-than-heroic, but a real leader of men (and women). The reader can experience moments of thrill, disappointment, and humor while following Orm and his companions and family. I especially appreciated Bengtsson's treatment of Christianity: he depicts it as slowly spreading and subtly changing society while meeting resistance and facing ignorance, hostility, and human nature. In Brother Willibald we are shown an enthusiastic missionary who is both exemplar and frail human--I could see why Orm wants the priest in his life. This is much more than a Viking adventure book (though it is chock-full of adventure)--I see it as a worthy "prequel" to Sigrid Undset's "master of Hestviken" and "Kristin Lavransdatter."
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I for items in the shop and never got my items. I contacted the developer numerous times and sent the info they requested and never heard back. I love the android game but the developers are clearly scammed from China. I'll modernize my review when they fix their error. It's been over a month with no help.