Category: Satire

Thoughts: Extract from Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven by Mark Twain

  Extract from Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven by Mark Twain Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 37 Extract from Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven is a satire of Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward’s The Gates Ajar, which was published in 1868 and became… Continue Reading “Thoughts: Extract from Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven by Mark Twain”

Review: Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

 Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 13 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. Diana Wynne Jones’s Howls Moving Castle came about when a young boy asked the author to write a story about a castle… Continue Reading “Review: Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones”

Experimental Review: Nova Express by William S. Burroughs

Nova Express by William S. Burroughs YTD: 03 William S. Burroughs is an unusual author, and this book irritated me, in a way. I’ve decided to adjust my review a bit to fit my mood, reaction, and the author.  I do this out of… Continue Reading “Experimental Review: Nova Express by William S. Burroughs”

Brief Thoughts on 8 Books

The books listed below are those I read for last week’s Read-a-Thon.  I planned not to write a review for each, because I don’t really have time to play catch-up on 8 book reviews, particularly with National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) starting in two… Continue Reading “Brief Thoughts on 8 Books”

Review: Who is Mark Twain? by Mark Twain

Who is Mark Twain? By Mark Twain Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 14 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impacful Who is Mark Twain? is a collection of short stories, essays and letters, published posthumously by Twain’s editors.  It encompasses a… Continue Reading “Review: Who is Mark Twain? by Mark Twain”

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