Category: Epistolary

Thoughts: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 11 I first read Gentlemen Prefer Blondes in graduate school (2007?), as part of a 20th Century American Literature class. I loved that class, and the professor, because we read primarily… Continue Reading “Thoughts: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos”

Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Final Verdict: 4.0 out of 4.0 YTD: 15 Disclosure:  This is a book that I have read five times, now, but have yet to review.  The first three times I read it were in the… Continue Reading “Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky”

Review: The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins Final Verdict: 4.0 out of 4.0 YTD: 8  Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful. Wilkie Collins’s The Woman in White is widely accepted to be one of the first –and best- mystery and sensation novels.  The… Continue Reading “Review: The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins”

Dear Jerome: A Letter to J.D. Salinger

Dear Jerome, Mr. Salinger.  J.D.  How would you like to be addressed, I wonder?  Of course, it’s impossible to really ask, now, so I think I’ll just go with “Jerome.”  It seems real and logical.  And you seem real and logical.   Do you want… Continue Reading “Dear Jerome: A Letter to J.D. Salinger”

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