In this continuing series, we look at Deconstruction, and I absolutely tear Star Wars apart.
Prosenotes’s first non-aggregated book review! I take a look at the first book of “The Song of Ice and Fire” series by George R.R. Martin, the extremely popular “A Game of Thrones”.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!View full post
Critics Divided: 68%
There is some very creative writing in “1Q84″, but its mammoth length, repetitiveness, and somewhat convoluted narrative may be too much for some readers and may overshadow the well-plotted love story.View full post
Above Average: 81%
This extremely relevant novel about a (semi) dystopian future-China was hailed as an important political work even if the third act did fall a bit flat (though that was mainly attributed to the English translation)View full post
Above Average: 76%
The author is a little heavy-handed with some of his ideas, and the protagonist can be frustrating, but those are minor issues when compared to the excellent writing and the deft way the book plays with the concept of memory.View full post
Some of the Atwood’s essays are stronger than others, her reviews are a bit dated, and her distinction between sci-fi and speculative fiction may raise the ire of some fans, but overall it is a really good non-fiction work looking at the past, and definition, of sci-fi.View full post
Few reviewers had anything bad to say about this book where (maybe) a wife disappears and her husband could be to blame. Or maybe not. Apparently it creeps you out and keeps you guessing until the end, and is very well-written in the process.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.