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Republic
Robin A.H. Waterfield, Plato
Progress: 202/475 pages
500 Years of Protest and Liberty: From Martin Luther to Modern Civil Rights
Nicholas Patrick Miller
Progress: 94/192 pages
Leaves of Grass: First and "Death-Bed" Editions (Barnes & Noble Classics)
Karen Karbiener, Walt Whitman
Progress: 125/960 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 229 out of 1020 pages.

Edgar Allan Poe: Complete tales and poems - Edgar Allan Poe

The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

 

An obviously fake news story written as a journal, but one that is entertaining even with the bad science.  The titular character claims to have flown a balloon to the moon, but it crashes there leading to the question of how he got his account back to his native Rotterdam…but still really entertaining.

 

Lionizing

My rating: 1 out of 5 stars

 

Funny morality tale? Or something close? No idea.

 

Shadow—A Parable

My rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

 

A funeral party by a bunch of friends for a fellow who died of a plague gets visited by the Shadow of Death.  Very short and sweet.

 

Silence—A Fable

My rating: 2 out of 5 stars

 

A demon details how he challenged a man with various things to make him run and in the end it was complete silence that scared him.  An interesting little tale, but nothing really special.