Millat Iqbal (A Character Study): White Teeth by Zadie Smith

“What had gone wrong with these first descendants of the first great ocean crossing experiment? Was there not a substantial garden area, regular meals, clean clothes from Marks ‘n’ Sparks, A class top-notch education?” These are the telling words of White Teeth by Zadie Smith. It’s not only a riotous panorama of multicultural England, but also a must-have for any […]

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Prelude by Katherine Mansfield Analysis: Writing Style and Critical Reading

I will try my best to make this the most engaging analysis ever. However, I need your full sympathy, seeing as I’ve never read any modernist short stories, let alone works that are done by one of the ‘best short-story writers of all time’! The idea behind this is to analyse reading and writing in Katherine Mansfield’s acclaimed short story, Prelude. Why? […]

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Studying Prose: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

I’ve realised that there’s an overabundance of book review blogs around, whereas not many young people do much in the way of critically commenting on literature (not exactly the most popular teenage past-time). If you’re like me, the first time round you usually devour the book without deliberating for too long on the writer’s craft.  Books, however, are like icebergs, […]

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