Category Archives: 1001 Books.

Reviews of books I’ve read.

Candide: it was really for the best.

It’s been at least two months since I’ve read Candide, and still it’s taken me forever to be able to blog about it. It’s one of those deceptively simple stories that you look at, and think, “Oh! Obviously I could

Candide: it was really for the best.

It’s been at least two months since I’ve read Candide, and still it’s taken me forever to be able to blog about it. It’s one of those deceptively simple stories that you look at, and think, “Oh! Obviously I could

Dracula: good guy gone bad or bag guy gone interesting?

Just in time for Halloween….   Dracula by Bram Stoker was a book that I started with apprehension. First off, if you’ve followed my blog from the beginning you know just how much I hated the novel From Dracula with

Dracula: good guy gone bad or bag guy gone interesting?

Just in time for Halloween….   Dracula by Bram Stoker was a book that I started with apprehension. First off, if you’ve followed my blog from the beginning you know just how much I hated the novel From Dracula with

American Psycho: how violent is too violent?

I’m a huge fan of violent, darker, books and TV shows. For example, one of my all time favorite TV show is Dexter. I love Dexter. I love the questions of morality, philosophy, and psychology that Dexter constantly provokes; not

American Psycho: how violent is too violent?

I’m a huge fan of violent, darker, books and TV shows. For example, one of my all time favorite TV show is Dexter. I love Dexter. I love the questions of morality, philosophy, and psychology that Dexter constantly provokes; not

Cat’s Eye; memories, memoir, and the smell of Seattle rain.

Of course, the first I read of Margaret Atwood was her infamous and beautifully alluring/saddening Handmaid’s Tale; a dystopian tale of racism, gender roles, and sexuality. And so I wasn’t sure how I felt picking up another novel by her;

Cat’s Eye; memories, memoir, and the smell of Seattle rain.

Of course, the first I read of Margaret Atwood was her infamous and beautifully alluring/saddening Handmaid’s Tale; a dystopian tale of racism, gender roles, and sexuality. And so I wasn’t sure how I felt picking up another novel by her;

The Catcher in the Rye, and what makes good writing.

Most of us read The Catcher in the Rye in high school, and unless you were dead set a lover of literature, you probably hated it. And why? Well, for one, some could argue that it’s a pretty sucky book

The Catcher in the Rye, and what makes good writing.

Most of us read The Catcher in the Rye in high school, and unless you were dead set a lover of literature, you probably hated it. And why? Well, for one, some could argue that it’s a pretty sucky book

The Picture of Dorian Gray: how do we *see* ourselves today?

It is very interesting to read this novel in such a day and age. I think one of the most titillating things about literature is that even if it’s dated; there is so much interest in examining how the author

The Picture of Dorian Gray: how do we *see* ourselves today?

It is very interesting to read this novel in such a day and age. I think one of the most titillating things about literature is that even if it’s dated; there is so much interest in examining how the author

Gravity’s Rainbow Book review time! (prepare for the rainbow-acalypse!)

Ahh. So I read this book last year, and was so scared it took me a year to write the review for it. Because there is a question that surrounds this book; is a book really so good if it’s

Gravity’s Rainbow Book review time! (prepare for the rainbow-acalypse!)

Ahh. So I read this book last year, and was so scared it took me a year to write the review for it. Because there is a question that surrounds this book; is a book really so good if it’s