Category: Books

The realm of fiction dates back far beyond the silver screen, and we mean to ramble about it. This archive collects all our literary reviews, whether they be novels, plays, or poetry collections. If you would like us to review a specific book, please write us here.

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The Children of the Night (1897)

Here’s what you need to know about Edwin Arlington Robinson’s The Children of the Night. The 1897 collection includes “Richard Cory”, the poet’s most

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Posted in Book Review Verdict: 3.0

The Diviners (1974)

What is an artist? What is his or her role in society? According to the 1994 edition of The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, an artist is “one who practices an art”. And what

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The Great Gatsby (1925)

Inevitable and indomitable, death is the ultimate expression of human frailty. We cannot escape its judgment, and we cannot share its experience. Death leaves us

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Posted in Book Review Verdict: 4.5

The House of Mirth (1905)

Aristotle defines the literary genre of tragedy as “an imitation of serious subjects in a grand kind of verse”. According to the Greek philosopher

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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1759-1767)

Time is a perpetual movement, that of space itself. Like every movement, time has a direction, a focal point toward which every element of existence

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The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1793)

William Blake’s The Marriage of Heaven and Hell stands out for its unorthodox perspectives and its combination of genres such as poetry and prose, religious allegory, and critical essay. Through the voice of the devil

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Posted in Book Review Verdict: 4.0

The Moons of Jupiter (1982)

It is said that life is a journey of self-discovery. One of the most important themes in Alice Munro’s The Moons of Jupiter is the notion that, with the passage of time

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The Spice-Box of Earth (1961)

Modern artists are often concerned with the creative process itself. Consider Leonard Cohen’s 1961 collection The Spice-Box of Earth, which reflects this concern through

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Posted in Book Review Verdict: 3.5

The Stronger (1889)

When speaking of people and personalities, it’s difficult to assess who is stronger or better. We all express our emotions and our values so differently. In his short play The Stronger

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