In this continuing series, we look at Deconstruction, and I absolutely tear Star Wars apart.
A fitting end to this series of vampire novels, though a few bloggers were upset with the larger role God played in this novel and some annoying characters.View full post
An excellent debut novel about a failing American newspaper in Rome, ‘The Imperfectionists’ is at some points slightly disjointed and sentimental, but the genuine, well-written story and characterizations win out. It’s a Prosenotes Pick!View full post
Above Average: 77%
A very good horror story when it sticks to the ghosts, but it when goes into the wider range of a possible neighborhood conspiracy, it starts to lose focus a bit.View full post
I review a book about a detective investigating a possible murder six months before the world is supposed to end. I also try not to say he’s seeking a murderer at the end of the world. Rats.View full post
Compelling historical fiction encompassing Ireland and American in the mid-1800s, this book was widely praised by bloggers and professional reviewers alike. The only issue few took with that one of the four main character’s story was less interesting.View full post
Above Average: 85%
Takes the old story of the inspirational teacher and does something a little different with it. Some critics complained about a lack of creativity and a flat main character, but overall a compelling read with excellent writing.View full post
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.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.