In the Heart of the Sea – By Nathaniel Philbrick

Posted by Andrew:  Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary How small and hopeless one would feel, to be wrecked by an 80 foot whale and cast adrift in the Pacific. Short of looking back at Earth from space, I can’t imagine a more vivid impression of humankind’s insignificance in the face of nature and the universe. Nathaniel Philbrick’s In […]

Assassin’s Apprentice – by Robin Hobb

 Posted by Andrew: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Robin Hobb doesn’t attempt to reinvent the fantasy wheel – she simply crafts it beautifully. Assassin’s Apprentice is the story of Fitz, a royal bastard, cast out by his impoverished family and forced into the hands of the unsuspecting royal household. As the illegitimate child of Chivalry Farseer, Fitz […]

A Christmas Carol – By Charles Dickens

Posted by Charlotte: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary When someone asks you what you’re reading, say a ‘novella in five staves’ and watch them be impressed. A Christmas Carol is such a novella and one that should be read for its hilarity, delight and true festiveness.  I watched the ultimate transformation of the misanthropic Scrooge to joy-filled merry […]

Robinson Crusoe – By Daniel Defoe

Posted by Bartley: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Robinson Crusoe is in every sense of the word, a classic. As a tale, it has inspired and influenced western culture to the point of cliché: the survivor on the tropical island has been played out in dozens of formats from Lost to Gilligan’s Island; it echoes in the […]