Oh how I wanted to love this book! I would’ve even settled to like it. I gave it up when there was no romance far, far into the pages. I was so tired of hearing dialogue about striking, without anything else happening whatsoever. PLEASE SOMEONE tell me to go back to it because the second […]
I’m having trouble relating to this book. Source: Goodreads. Jacob-Felix.
Definitely not written for this century’s reader. It has archaic phrasing and imagery that just don’t translate to today’s lives. Maybe for those that wish to live in the past of poetry, definitely not for modernists. Source: Goodreads. Brandie.
To celebrate the regicide of Charles I, who was killed on this very day in 1649, we share a review of John Milton’s impassioned defence of political liberty and the right to free speech, published 1644. If I wished to convince someone to support freedom of speech and publishing, I would not offer up this […]
This is book full of symbolism which can be endlessly analyzed for its metaphoric plays on colours, characters, street signs, lights, clothing, repeated phrases and just about everything imaginable. This in itself usually adds to the quality of a book but in this case it becomes a burdensome and mediocre task in trying to unravel […]
On this day in 1845, Edgar Allan Poe published “The Raven.” Come celebrate his failure with us.
Edgar Allan Poe reminds me of Hemingway; both intrigue me as people, and both lead interesting lives, yet their writing is a drag and bore. A couple of stories were okay, don’t get me wrong. But, he was terrible at writing prose. Just terrible. The flow of his clunky sentences gave me a headache; no […]