Category Archives: 1001 Books.

Reviews of books I’ve read.

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

Aesop’s Fables; are they still applicable today?

I finished Aesop’s Fables about a week ago, and I’ve been waiting for the opportune moment to blog about it. And thus, this fine summery day seemed rather perfect for folktales. Aesop was a slave and story-teller believed to have

Aesop’s Fables; are they still applicable today?

I finished Aesop’s Fables about a week ago, and I’ve been waiting for the opportune moment to blog about it. And thus, this fine summery day seemed rather perfect for folktales. Aesop was a slave and story-teller believed to have

Moby Dick was a pretty big splash.

I bought an old copy of Moby Dick from a used bookstore a couple weeks ago, and finally finished it; right as the book was about to fall apart. I admit, that as a literary scholar it’s shameful that it

Moby Dick was a pretty big splash.

I bought an old copy of Moby Dick from a used bookstore a couple weeks ago, and finally finished it; right as the book was about to fall apart. I admit, that as a literary scholar it’s shameful that it

Never Let Me Go made me suspicious of organ transplants.

This is the first book listed on the 1001 books I must read before I die, and I did indeed actually read it several months ago. And it was incredibly good. But alas, I was foiled over and over again

Never Let Me Go made me suspicious of organ transplants.

This is the first book listed on the 1001 books I must read before I die, and I did indeed actually read it several months ago. And it was incredibly good. But alas, I was foiled over and over again