Posts Categorized: First Lines

First lines: Kaas & de evolutietheorie

In his book Kaas & de evolutietheorie Bas Haring explains Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution to inquisitive people of 11 years and older. And that makes it an entertaining and accessible book that I would certainly recommend to people who want a quick primer on evolution. Haring, who holds the Chair for the Public Understanding… Read more »

First lines: The Origin of Species

Charles Darwin’s theory of descent with modification by natural selection is one of the truly great ideas of humankind has produced. And while he got some things wrong and 150 years of further research continues to modify and refine his theory, his basic premise that all living creatures gradually change over long periods of time… Read more »

First lines: The Magician

The Magician is the second book in the six-part The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series, and it is almost as fun as the first one. Like The Alchemyst, the pace is high, there’s an abundant use of myth, and I was unable to put it down. But I got three points I need… Read more »

First lines: The Tales of Beedle the Bard

Since the conclusion to this review says all I was gonna say much better, I’m not even going to bother. This short collection would be unremarkable were it not for the body of work that lies behind it. There is an element of padding to make it a respectable length and it will barely satisfy… Read more »

First lines: Storm of the Century

Little Tall Island, the same island where Dolores Claiborne did or did not made her husband disappear, is being hit by probably the heaviest storm in, well, a long while. It’s a big one, and the people in this small community are cut off from the main land. Then, in good Stephen King tradition, Evil… Read more »