Wyatt James

 
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Burn Witch Burn <b>VHS</b> ~ Peter Wyngarde
Burn Witch Burn VHS ~ Peter Wyngarde
4.0 out of 5 stars Witches in common life, Aug. 23 2001
Based on a classic Fritz Leiber novel (Conjure Wife), this is one of the scariest witchcraft movies ever made. Premise is that female witches are actually very common in day-to-day surroundings -- in this case a college where there is a lot of faculty rivalry, and it is the witch-wives, not the sceptical husbands, who get advancement and tenure, etc. for their men. The stone eagles coming to life and attacking the hero are one of the best scenes ever (even though this is a black-and-white low-budget movie where you can actually see the wire tethers that were attached to the real birds used). And that scene where the hero goes on a frantic drive in a storm to rescue his wife from drowning… Read more
The Sibyl in Her Grave by Sarah Caudwell
The Sibyl in Her Grave by Sarah Caudwell
There are only four of these entertaining mysteries, published infrequently from 1981 until the author's death at the age of 60 in 2000 (her real last name was Cockburn, which is interesting given her abiding interest in sexual practices). A pity, because they have their own unique style, if somewhat reminiscent of Christie's bright young things Tommy and Tuppence, or even Dornford Yates. One has to make allowance for the dubious sexual habits of many of the various characters, although that adds to the humor; it is not even certain whether Hilary Tamar is a man or a woman (my opinion is that he is an old poof who is too discrete and reticent ever to have indulged in anything carnal -- good… Read more
Stonehenge by Bernard Cornwell
Stonehenge by Bernard Cornwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Hanging Stones, May 10 2001
Stonehenge in Britain is not on the awesome scale of the pyramids of Egypt and doesn't exhibit the incredible 'caveman' art that has been discovered in France -- but it is, like them, a surviving testimony that human beings have always been the same throughout the history of the species, whatever their culture, religion, or technological level. There is no historical documentation about the builders of Stonehenge (except that it was not built by Druids, who ARE documented). An author
with imagination, and doing careful research about what can be deduced from scientific investigation -- and, please, no help from aliens from outer space as an explanation -- is free to come up with any… Read more