In this continuing series, we look at Deconstruction, and I absolutely tear Star Wars apart.
In this continuing series, we look at Deconstruction, and I absolutely tear Star Wars apart.View full post
The end to this fantasy series is engrossing and enjoyable. There are points where Maguire is limited by the source material, but his clever writing wins out making this a fitting ending fans of the series will love.View full post
Below Average: 60%
A polarizing book, this semi-biographical story of Washington oscillates between historical fiction and factual biography. Many found this Washington bland and over-romanticized, but others found him an inspirational model for modern Americans.View full post
Below Average: 58%
An interesting book for the first half, but most of the reviewers said the second half dragged on, and it didn’t feel right to some that Alford felt blameless in 18-month affair with President Kennedy.View full post
Above Average: 81%
What will with no doubt be an important book about an important man, it could have benefited from some more editing and a bit more focus as the story moved along, though most agreed it was a riveting biography.View full post
Unanimous critical acclaim describes a book that works on every level: as journalism, as scientific writing, and as a compelling non-fiction work about a woman whose cells have saved millions. It’s a Prosenotes Pick!View full post
Below Average: 61%
Despite some melodrama and complaints that it’s like every other Jodi Picoult book, “Lone Wolf” manages to stand out due to a compelling character and engaging descriptions of the wolves.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.