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.
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
A meticulously researched book, it’s very interesting and has considerable depth, though many reviewers found the length and the focus on WWI in the first half of the book to be a bit overwhelming.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
Above Average: 82%
Whether or not you will enjoy this brief novel about a couple on the verge of divorce risking their marriage on a bet at Niagara Falls hinges on whether you think the central premise is believable. EDITOR’S NOTE: It honestly just sounds ridiculous to me.View full post
As long as reader expectations are not set to unattainably high levels, they should enjoy this fast-paced installment in the Heroes of Olympus seriesView full post
A non-aggregated review of “Jamrach’s Menagerie” by Carol Birch where you’ll learn about the other, less talked-about perils of child labor.View full post
Below Average: 63%
An intriguing postmodern novel about the Mojave desert, many critics thought it was cliched and overly-fragmented, while others thought it offered wise interpretations of many elusive and esoteric existential concepts.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.
Part two on our public domain recommendation series. This time: poetry from the ancient times, up through the renaissance! Click to read about works that I think would be accessible for a modern audience!
Why I just couldn’t make it through all the description in “The Tiger’s Wife” to see how it ended, despite getting over 100 pages into it.