Review: GILGAMESH – A VERSE NARRATIVE

Interpreter: Herbert Mason Number of Pages: 128 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Release Date: (it's an ancient story, so not really sure what to put here.... this version was published in 1972 though) "Herbert Mason's best-selling Gilgamesh is the most widely read and enduring interpretation of this ancient Babylonian epic. One of the oldest and most universal stories known in … Continue reading Review: GILGAMESH – A VERSE NARRATIVE

Book Review: THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN

Author: Mitch Albom Number of Pages: 196 Publisher: Hyperion Release Date: January 1, 2003 "Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him as he tries to save a little girl … Continue reading Book Review: THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN

Book Review: ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE

Author: Anthony Doerr Number of Pages: 531 Publisher: Scribner Release Date: May 6, 2014 "Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds … Continue reading Book Review: ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE

Book Review: LIFE AFTER LIFE

Author: Kate Atkinson Number of Pages: 544 Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books Release Date: January 1, 2013 "On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born, the third child of a wealthy English banker and his wife. Sadly, she dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is … Continue reading Book Review: LIFE AFTER LIFE

Poevember: THE BLACK CAT

"For the most wild yet most homely narrative which I am about to pen, I neither expect nor solicit belief." This story is very reminiscent of "The Tell-Tale Heart" in many aspects, including the narrator's voice, the reiteration of a central idea, and the ending. As in the other story, the narrator was lacking a … Continue reading Poevember: THE BLACK CAT

Poevember: THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

"The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult I vowed revenge." "The Cask of Amontillado" was a creepy and disturbing tale, don't get me wrong, but it wasn't my favorite of Poe's short stories. While the horror factor was definitely present, especially towards the ending, … Continue reading Poevember: THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

Poevember: THE TELL-TALE HEART

"True! --nervous --very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?" This is the first piece of writing by Edgar Allen Poe that I have ever read, and I absolutely loved it. One thing that really spoke to me in this short story was the way it … Continue reading Poevember: THE TELL-TALE HEART