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The Siren's Call: An archive of past reviews

The Siren's Call: Inner journeys and mental travelers

The Siren's Call: Where's Rimbaud?

The Siren's Call: A once and future epic

The Siren's Call: Henry's game of thrones

Thomas Penn's 'Winter King' presents power politics in the time of Henry VII; 'A Game of Thrones,' the graphic novel

The Siren's Call: The past is never past

The Siren's Call: Island in the city

The Siren's Call: A horn of plenty's worth of holiday reading

The Siren's Call: Michael Dirda's 'On Conan Doyle,' A.N. Wilson's 'Dante in Love' and much more.

The Siren's call: A Roman recovered

Stephen Greenblatt describes a momentous rediscovery in 'The Swerve'; plus the opinions of H.P. Lovecraft and Margaret Atwood.

The Siren's Call: Step right up!

Duels and fantastical creatures await readers of 'The Night Circus' and 'The Circus of Dr. Lao.'

The Siren's Call: Full fathom five

The lure of the sea in Bernd Brunner's 'The Ocean at Home' and Andrea Di Robilant's 'Irresistible North.'

The Siren's Call: Doubt and faith

The Siren's Call: 'Breaking Up With God' by Sarah Sentilles; 'Waiting' by Marya Hornbacher

The Siren's Call: Apocalyptic world? Forget about it!

The Siren's Call: People ignore a bleak world by hiding in their memories in Dan Simmons' novel 'Flashback.' Plus: Lama Surya Das wants us to make peace with time.

The Siren's Call: Praying to the bones

The Siren's Call: A beastly menagerie

The Siren's Call: New books on legendary creatures give us fresh glimpses of monsters real and imagined.

The Siren's Call: No country for young men either

The Siren's Call: In Richard Matheson's 'Other Kingdoms,' a young man wanders into fairy mischief; a view of the sky that's 200 years old.

The Siren's Call: Strange Sightings

Also, "UFOs: Myths, Conspiracies and Realities"

The Siren's Call: We Three Kings?

An early Christian document, 'Revelation of the Magi,' provides unexpected insights into the Nativity story.

The Siren's Call: Love energy

The Siren's Call: Man's worship of — and cruelty to — dogs

History of both species are linked, hand in paw.

The Siren's Call: Riffs on Dante

The Siren's Call: Yin and yang are on the case

George Mann's 'The Osiris Ritual'

The Siren's Call: Killing Copernicus

The Siren's Call: Summer chills from Neil Gaiman & Co.

The Siren's Call: Fragile wiring

When technology helps us to understand the mysteries of love.

The Siren's Call: Stillness, where art thou?

The Siren's Call: Angels with guns . . . and six-pack abs

The Siren's Call: What really happened to the Knights Templar?

The Siren's Call: 'When Giants Walked the Earth' by Mick Wall

The Siren's Call: An epic poet as Mary Shelley's co-author

The Siren's Call: Are angels among us?

The Siren's Call: Bigfoot and secret societies

Siren's Call: A talk with Michael Moorcock

Scary books: Read any good grimoires lately?

Man in black: Robert E. Howard's Solomon Kane

Exorcists, wizards and con men

In Lovecraft and Hill, every picture tells a story

The Siren's Call: New narratives, old myths

In search of a wizard

The Greek connection

A riddle in three dimensions

Book of beasts

Strange creatures: Nicholas Christopher's 'The Bestiary'

Surely you jest: Nicola Barker's 'Darkmans'

Middle-earth evolution

Angels, devils and Bigfoot

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