In this continuing series, we look at Deconstruction, and I absolutely tear Star Wars apart.
Bloggers alternated between those who said it was an excellent continuation to the series and those who said it has lost any aspect of realism since it mimics the author’s own (allegedly perfect) life so much.View full post
Above Average: 78%
Both praised and criticized for its length (basically a novella just over 150 pages), reviewers saw this story of an African-American veteran returning to the American south after the Korean war as both powerful and unfinished.View full post
This story about the accidental death of a child and the 25 years that follow for the car full of people that hit her is defined by its excellent characterizations.View full post
The author takes on a somewhat-cliched premise (amnesia) and builds it into a very entertaining and well-written high concept novelView full post
An action-packed YA novel that adults will enjoy. A retelling of ‘Les Miserables’, but a good one that stands on it’s own despite some cliches.View full post
Many thought this murder-mystery sequel was, at the very least, a true sequel to ‘Pride and Prejudice’, the opposing reviewers, few though they were, really did not like this book.View full post
This week I talk about Reader Response criticism – a form of literary criticism you’ve probably used all of your life without even knowing it!
This is the second part in our six-part series on understanding different methods of literary criticism. In this one, we will discuss New Criticism – a method that assumes all great works have warring tensions, and it is only by the resolution of those tensions that we can get to the deeper meaning of the text (with demonstrations using “The Lord of the Rings!”)
My thoughts on the Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) series so far, with a breakdown of each book.
An in-depth read of a step-by-step detailing of how to think like Sherlock Holmes from the similarly-named book by Maria Konnikova.