Sunday, September 29, 2013

Whose Finger is This? A review of Agatha Christie’s The Moving Finger

I haven’t read much Agatha Christie. It’s not because I dislike her work, as many people I know do, but it’s probably because I’ve never really felt like reading about her. I alays presumed her midlife crisis was much more interesting than anything she actually wrote about. The books I have read were good enough that I should really pay more attention to her canon. I read The Moving Finger, more than two years ago, and it was the second Agatha Christie book I’d ever read- the first being And Then There Were none, the book which number of title changes could give Snoop Lion a run for his money-  but before I stray to far, read a summary and review after the jump.

Friday, September 27, 2013

These are my confessions... The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner Reviewed.

I bought this during one of the bookdepository sales and I’ll be honest. I had never heard of James Hogg or the novel (not entirely blasphemous for an English student seeing as how it is Scottish, but scandalous nonetheless).  I bought it because it belonged to the number of books the Penguin English Library brought out last year in fantastic new covers- my goal is to own all of them at some point. So I bought the book and to my surprise it was right up my alley with features like murder, supernatural and crazy people. Short summary and review after the jump

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tell me Lies! Tell me Sweet Little Lies! A review of Michael Grant’s Lies

I started the Gone series a few months back with a pretty open mind and believe that I would never really finish all the books. What a difference a few months make. After reading Hunger I was pretty much certain I needed to go through the entire series and by the time I finished Lies I became sort of an addict to the story.  Summary and review after the jump

Monday, September 9, 2013

Secret Agent Man. A review of The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad

I had to read this book for a course on the adaptation of literature into film. I didn’t get around to reading all the required texts- The sheer annoyance I felt at the end of Wuthering Heights had a lot to do with it- but I was able to read Conrads The Secret Agent. Read on for a short summary and review after the jump.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Rise against the ‘Clothing’ Machine- A Review of Abraham Cahan’s The Rise of David Levinsky.

I don’t read much immigration narrative outside of those I had to read for my University courses. That is not to say that I don’t like Immigration narrative stories. I actually enjoy them very much. The Rise of David Levinsky is perhaps one of my most favorite ones and yes, I read it for my AmericanStudies Master. I’m guessing everyone loves to read a rags to riches story because it’s fun to see the underdog rise up from nothing and kick ass. Summary and review after the jump