Category: Classics

The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens

Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful. The Mystery of Edwin Drood is Charles Dickens’s last and unfinished novel. It was inspired, supposedly, by Dickens’s brush with death while riding aboard a train with his wife. The train derailed, and Dickens and his… Continue Reading “The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens”

Recommended Reading: Bending Boundaries

What is the heart and soul of literature? What is the purpose of a reading-driven life? I believe people who read a lot, and with variety, are uniquely placed to learn more about the world, its history and its people, and to become more… Continue Reading “Recommended Reading: Bending Boundaries”

Thoughts on 3 Classics

This year, I am hosting a “Classic Book-A-Month Club,” hosted on Goodreads. So far, we have read: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott; the Oedipus Cycle (Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone) by Sophocles; The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton; Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald; and A Raisin… Continue Reading “Thoughts on 3 Classics”

Classic Book Tag

I believe this originated at Dear diary…, but don’t quote me on that. Anyhow, I needed something fun to occupy my mind as  I struggle to stay above the Charybdis of despair that advances closer with each passing day (“I’ll think on it tomorrow”).… Continue Reading “Classic Book Tag”

Thoughts: The Moviegoer (1961) by Walker Percy

The Moviegoer (1961) by Walker Percy Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 Nowadays when a person lives somewhere, in a neighborhood, the place is not certified for him. More than likely he will live there sadly and the emptiness which is inside him will… Continue Reading “Thoughts: The Moviegoer (1961) by Walker Percy”