Category: World War II

Thoughts: The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

The End of the Affair by Graham Greene Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 12 Graham Greene is considered by many to be one of the most important 20th Century English writers. His novels are always highly masculine and usually carry a complicated…

Review: Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids by Kenzaburo Oe

Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids by Kenzaburo Oe Final Verdict: 3.25 out of 4.0 YTD: 51 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful Kenzaburo Oe’s Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids is the story of a group of teenage boys who are…

Review: Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

This is a hard novel to review – so much happens, and so little happens. Waugh tackles Catholicism, dogma and paradigms, faith in general. He tackles homosexuality, social stigma, boyishness, growth, and responsibility. Divorce, society, nobility, riches, and innocence. Alcoholism, psychosis, war, nationalism, loss,…

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