Tag Archive: classic

Apr 09

Book Review: The 48 Laws of Power

The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene I was basically told that I HAD to read this book, and not just read it, but study it. I was expecting something different, more of a how-to succeed book written by some over-confident millionaire, not something so heavily grounded in classical histories. The chapters are divided …

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Dec 18

Book Review: To Kill a Mockingjay

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To Kill A Mockingjay by Harper Collins This book is about the daughter of a lawyer living in District 12 who is chosen to take part in “the Hunger Play” in which children dress up like items of food. The daughter, ScatnissĀ Finch is forced to dress up likeĀ a ham for the play, along with other …

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Oct 30

Book Review: Dracula

Dracula by Bram Stoker This book is a classic for a reason. It has a lot of awesome horror and tension and adventure, with a mystery that probably would have had even more of an impact if I could have gone back in time a hundred years adn read this without knowing how the story …

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Sep 02

Book Review: The Haunting of Hill House

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson This book suffers from the fate that befalls a lot of groundbreaking work in that it’s been copied and emulated so much that a modern reader such as myself reading it for the first time finds it dull and almost derivative. It’s not fair to Jackson, of …

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Aug 19

Book Review: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson This is a brilliant book, suitable for anyone who loves macabre, twisted stories that almost (but not quite) veer into the supernatural. If it weren’t for a slightly predictable twist and a few other minor flaws it would have been superb. The story involves two …

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