Book Reviews – Fragments Against Ruin http://tonywoodlief.com Sat, 07 Apr 2018 17:41:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Does this cape make me look fat? http://tonywoodlief.com/2010/01/26/does-this-cape-make-me-look-fat/ http://tonywoodlief.com/2010/01/26/does-this-cape-make-me-look-fat/#comments Tue, 26 Jan 2010 23:11:33 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=2045 My friend John Miller brings the smack on modern vampires. This may be a good way to sum it up: if your bloodsucker needs hair gel, he’s really just a big thirsty sissy with bad teeth. In general, vampires ought to be scarier than personal injury attorneys. Though both species deserve a stake through their …

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Who Can Stand in the Gates of Fire? http://tonywoodlief.com/2008/08/20/who-can-stand-in-the-gates-of-fire/ http://tonywoodlief.com/2008/08/20/who-can-stand-in-the-gates-of-fire/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2008 04:19:59 +0000 http://tonywoodlief.com/?p=894 I’ve just finished Steven Pressfield’s Gates of Fire, a novel about the Battle of Thermopylae that is far more faithful to history than the stunning film, 300. The story is told from the vantage point of a single survivor, who has been kept alive by the Persian King Xerxes to understand his Greek foes, in …

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