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Book Review: The Great Gatsby By F.Scott Fitzgerald

Plot: A true classic of American literature. The Great Gatsby celebrates a heightened sensibility to the promises of life, an American capacity for hope that remains unsullied even by the falsity of what it pursues. Fitzgerald’s clean, elegant style evokes to perfection the glitter and charm of the Jazz Age, as well as the falsenessContinue reading “Book Review: The Great Gatsby By F.Scott Fitzgerald”

Book Review: Lord Edgware Dies By Agatha Christie

Plot: It’s true; Hercule Poirot had been present when the famous actress Jane Wilkinson bragged of her plan to ‘get rid of’ her estranged husband, Lord Edgware. Now the man was dead. And yet the great Belgian detective couldn’t help feeling that he was being taken for a ride. After all, how could Jane haveContinue reading “Book Review: Lord Edgware Dies By Agatha Christie”

Book Review: The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie By Muriel Spark

Plot: At the staid Marcia Blaine School for Girls in Edinburgh, Scotland, teacher extraordinaire Miss Jean Brodie is unmistakably, and outspokenly, in her prime. She is passionate in the application of her unorthodox teaching methods and strives to bring out the best in each one of her students. Determined to instill in them independence, passion,Continue reading “Book Review: The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie By Muriel Spark”

Book Review: The Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Plot: A woman and her husband rent a summer house, but what should be a restful getaway turns into a suffocating psychological battle. This chilling account of postpartum depression and a husband’s controlling behaviour in the guise of treatment will leave you breathless. Review: This story is so well written! I cannot believe it wasContinue reading “Book Review: The Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Perkins Gilman”

Book Review: The Blue Train By Agatha Christie

Plot: A mysterious woman, a legendary cursed jewel, and a night train from London to the French Riviera — ingredients for the perfect romance or the perfect crime? When the train stops, the jewel is missing, and the woman is found dead in her compartment. It’s the perfect mystery, filled with passion, greed, deceit, andContinue reading “Book Review: The Blue Train By Agatha Christie”

Book Review: Being Lolita By Alisson Wood

Plot: NYU MFA candidate and Goldwater Fellow Alisson Wood’s BEING LOLITA, a memoir of the author’s two-year relationship with her high school English teacher who seduced her by teaching her Lolita, a story he had her believe was the greatest love story of our time, which she only later learned was anything but, and howContinue reading “Book Review: Being Lolita By Alisson Wood”

Book Review: Carrie By Stephen King

Plot: A modern classic, Carrie introduced a distinctive new voice in American fiction — Stephen King. The story of misunderstood high school girl Carrie White, her extraordinary telekinetic powers, and her violent rampage of revenge, remains one of the most barrier-breaking and shocking novels of all time. Make a date with terror and live theContinue reading “Book Review: Carrie By Stephen King”

Book Review: Godmersham Park By Gill Hornby

Plot: On 21 January 1804, Anne Sharpe arrives at Godmersham Park in Kent to take up the position of governess. At 31 years old, she has no previous experience of either teaching or fine country houses. Her mother has died, and she has nowhere else to go. Anne is left with no choice. For herContinue reading “Book Review: Godmersham Park By Gill Hornby”

Book Review: The Murder On The Links By Agatha Christie

Plot: When Hercule Poirot and his associate Arthur Hastings arrive in the French village of Merlinville-sur-Mer to meet their client Paul Renauld, they learn from the police that he has been found that morning stabbed in the back with a letter opener and left in a newly-dug grave adjacent to a local golf course. AmongContinue reading “Book Review: The Murder On The Links By Agatha Christie”

Book Review: Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen

Plot: Pride and Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language. Jane Austen called this brilliant work “her own darling child” and its vivacious heroine, Elizabeth Bennet, “as delightful a creature as ever appeared in print.” The romantic clash between the opinionated Elizabeth and her proud beau, Mr. Darcy, isContinue reading “Book Review: Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen”

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