A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner
"A Rose For Emily" is a good work people still like today. The main character, Miss Emily, shows how it can be bad when society makes us act a certain way, and we don't want to change.
Why Is The Great Gatsby A Great Read? A Detailed Analysis of the Book
If you need a book to spark an informative discussion during your book clubs, you could try out The Great Gatsby. It is such...
Book Review: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Things Fall Apart tells two concurrent stories that overlap and counterbalance each other throughout the novel. One of the novel's focuses centers around the protagonist Okonkwo, a fierce warrior who represents traditional African culture. The other focus is on Okonkwo's tribe, Umuofia, as it undergoes a drastic change in all areas of life once European missionaries enter the fray.
Book Review: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
One Hundred Years of Solitude is considered by many as Marquez’s masterpiece and that alone says a lot- after all the man won a Nobel Prize. The novel tells the story of Macondo, a fictional town in Latin America, through the history of the Buendia family. The Buendias, generation after generation witnessed the rise, the glory and the fall of the mythical town they called home.
Book Review: Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
Nineteen Eighty-Four is an outstandingly (in every sense of the word) powerful, thought-provoking, compelling, engaging portrait of an all too feasible near future. Parallels in history are clearly there to see – the National Socialism of Hitler, the Communism of Stalin to name but two – showing us the absolute feasibility of such a world.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The story in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is told from the point of view of Scout (Jean-Louise Finch), a six year old girl, through various events that happen in the town of Maycomb and in particular, the court case of Tom Robinson as her father Atticus Finch acts as Tom’s defence lawyer.
Book Review: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Reading Catch-22 was sort of like watching a brilliantly shining coin flipping through a majestic parabola in slow motion, with one side representing laugh-out-loud comedy and the other an intense exploration of the terrors of war, making its way to the ground with the weight of someone's fate resting on whichever side it falls on.