Tag: literature

Aug 22

Book Review: The Maximum Security Book Club

The Maximum Security Book Club: Reading Literature in a Men’s Prison by Mikita Brottman I think I may have hit my saturation point for books about people talking about books, and this is only the third I have read (the others being The Jane Austen Book Club and Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress). Yet, …

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Jul 03

Book Review: Love in the Time of Cholera

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez I can’t think about this book without thinking about feminism and sexism and the trouble with traditional male-female relations. It’s like there are two books, the one the author intended you to read, and a second one that is far less cheerful. I’ll talk about …

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Apr 30

Book Review: Lolita

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov I chose this book based on its thunderous reputation, despite the loathsome logline. Let’s say straight off the bat that this is a book about a man who spends two years raping a child. One’s opinion of this book is bound to be different depending on how close you are to …

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Jan 23

Book Review: Hawthorn Hex

Hawthorn Hex by Kater Cheek My rating: 5 of 5 stars When a vampire does blood magic and destroys the existing ward around the city, the Guild Leader tells Kit to create a new ward that doesn’t have the old ward’s weakness. No one has done a ward like this, and the only one who …

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Oct 02

Book Review – Dead Souls

Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol This novel takes place in the early nineteenth century in Russia, and will give you some insight into a time and place you’re probably not overly familiar with. I had no idea that there was a time and place in the world where you weren’t considered middle-class until you owned …

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