Category: 2010 TBR

Review: The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Summary: The Idiot is Dostoevsky’s attempt at writing down the essence of true beauty, in human form.  Prince Myshkin, the idiot himself, is meant to epitomize absolute goodness and fairness.  He is kind and generous, forgiving and intelligent.  He has money, yet does not covet… Continue Reading “Review: The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky”

Review: The Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis

Summary The Rules of Attraction takes place at New England’s Camden College – the starting point for many characters in Ellis’s later novels.  The novel is written in the epistolary fashion – each segment is a different character’s journal-type entry.  Sometimes these segments match… Continue Reading “Review: The Rules of Attraction by Bret Easton Ellis”

Review: For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

Summary: For Whom the Bell Tolls is the fifth of Hemingway’s works (not including short stories) that I’ve gotten through.  Out of two novellas (The Torrents of Spring and Old Man and the Sea) and two other novels (The Sun Also Rises and A… Continue Reading “Review: For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway”

Review: The Wings of Merlin by T.A. Barron

The Wings of Merlin is the fifth and final book in T.A. Barron’s “Lost Years of Merlin” series. While I found this last of the series more concentrated with cliches – moments reminiscent of The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and The Chronicles… Continue Reading “Review: The Wings of Merlin by T.A. Barron”

Review: How I Paid for College by Marc Acito

Acito’s first novel, How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater is an hilarious, honest in an “I don’t believe this” sorta way re-telling of a coming-of-age story. Of particular praise is Acito’s way of making a gay… Continue Reading “Review: How I Paid for College by Marc Acito”

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