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Debra Hamel is the mother of two preternaturally attractive girls and the author of a number of books about ancient Greece. She writes and blogs from her subterranean lair in North Haven, CT. Read more.


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THE BATTLE OF ARGINUSAE :
VICTORY AT SEA AND ITS TRAGIC AFTERMATH IN THE FINAL YEARS OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR
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KILLING ERATOSTHENES:
A TRUE CRIME STORY
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READING HERODOTUS:
A GUIDED TOUR THROUGH THE WILD BOARS, DANCING SUITORS, AND CRAZY TYRANTS OF THE HISTORY
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THE MUTILATION OF THE HERMS:
UNPACKING AN ANCIENT MYSTERY
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TRYING NEAIRA:
THE TRUE STORY OF A COURTESAN'S SCANDALOUS LIFE IN ANCIENT GREECE
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SOCRATES AT WAR:
THE MILITARY HEROICS OF AN ICONIC INTELLECTUAL
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ANCIENT GREEKS IN DRAG:
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IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY TWEET:
FIVE HUNDRED 1ST LINES IN 140 CHARACTERS OR LESS
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PRISONERS OF THE PELOPONNESIAN WAR
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Goldberg, Lee; Rabkin, William: The Dead Man: Face of Evil

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3.5 stars

The Dead Man: Face of Evil, by Lee Godberg and William Rabkin, introduces likeable protagonist Matthew Cahill. There's nothing not to like about Matt, in fact: he's hard-working and loyal and emotionally wounded and he chops wood every morning with his shirt off.  After a near-death experience, Matt finds himself stuck with an unusual ability and either crazy or having run-ins with a lollipop-sucking evil guy--think Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter, maybe. The book is a short read, less than a hundred pages in print form, and it ends without any real conclusion: there's definitely more to come. My reaction to the story is mixed. Much of it I liked, but I found the graphically violent parts and some of the language out of place. They jarred with the surrounding narrative, it seemed to me. Other than that distraction, it was a fast-paced read, and I'm curious to know what comes next in the story.

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