The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood: Critical Reading

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood is a story overflowing with moments of intense description - be it giving words to love or pain. Before you go ahead and read my analysis, I'd strongly recommend reading the book or two things might happen: 1) I might spoil the book for you (gasp) 2) My analysis… Continue reading The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood: Critical Reading

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen: Book Discussion/Review

It's week 4 of the summer holidays and we're going back to the classics everyone: here's my review/discussion of the book Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. The synopsis as on Goodreads: The story's heroine is Catherine Morland, an innocent seventeen-year-old woman from a country parsonage. While spending a few weeks in Bath with a family… Continue reading Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen: Book Discussion/Review

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). Nevertheless, it is worth delving into a book like 'Never Let Me Go' - a work I will remember for how expertly… Continue reading Studying Prose: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Book Review: The Color Purple by Alice Walker (!!!)

Wow. This. Book. (Image credit: Waterstones, goo.gl/gd6vMT) If there ever was a book that stole my heart, then it's The Colour Purple by Alice Walker. Summary This is the story of a woman named Celie, who lives in the Deep South (these include states in the South of America, including Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama etc.) between the… Continue reading Book Review: The Color Purple by Alice Walker (!!!)