Kate Atkinson, Gillian Flynn, Tana French, and Carol Goodman deliver modern literary mysteries guaranteed to add spookiness, dread, and thrills to your reading experience.
In Dorothy Sayer's Gaudy Night, Latin quotations carry important subtexts that are inaccessible to modern readers. Here are my translations and interpretations of these phrases, to help you discover nuances which dictionaries and online translators cannot give you.
A quick look at the famous dystopic novel "Fahrenheit 451," and how it relates to our modern society.
An analysis of a lost feminist utopian novel, Charlotte Perkin Gilman's Herland, and a reflection on the progressively blended gender roles borne by each new generation.
John Ronald Reuel (J.R. R.) Tolkien was an Oxford professor, poet, and author. He is best known for writing “The Hobbit” and the trilogy “The Lord of the Rings.”
The Life She Was Given is enthralling and tragic, evoking pity and sympathy for both children and animals, and the choices others thrust upon the innocent.
In the novel Emma, Jane Austen addresses many issues important to women, making her a feminist of her time.
Sylvia Plath shows the reader the dilemma that a woman faces in her life through the story of Esther Greenwood.
This Middle-earth profile covers Nienor, daughter of Hurin and Morwen, and sister/wife of her brother Turin. Again if you want a proper context, read the Silmarillion and the Children of Hurin
Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe will make you long for a cute little cafe on the corner with a bench under a pear tree, where you can eat baked yumminess, and maybe even be kissed by a handsome man.
An NY lawyer visits her grandmother’s hometown in Maine to deliver a letter, but is met by mishaps. This book is a hilarious look at the choices that drive our impulses, and a glimpse of lost youth.
"Who Is The Girl in the Picture?" is about a group of five friends who are being haunted by an evil ghost named, Christina. If they don't find out who Christina is, then she may kill them all.
Dickens places Pip in a world layered with guilt in "Great Expectations" to show the reader the effect that environment has on development.