Week 86: The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray book review "The road to hell is paved with adverbs." Stephen King wrote that in On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. He might just as well have been speaking about adjectives. Too many of them can get in the way of telling a story. Mark Twain would have [...]

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Week 85: The Little Prince

The Little Prince book review I've always maintained that you shouldn't read a story looking for clues to the author's life - the story should stand apart, having its own life, its own universe, if you will. But this particular story has so many parallels with the writer's own narrative it simply begs to [...]

By |2019-02-19T16:01:00+00:00February 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Week 84: Thank You, Jeeves

Thank You, Jeeves book review So here's the thing: you either love Jeeves and Wooster or you don't. Or, poor thing, you've never read them (by "them" I refer to the 15, by my count, novels and short story collections about Bertie Wooster and the world's most perfect manservant). If that's the case, all [...]

By |2019-03-21T19:44:05+00:00February 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Week 83: The Forsyte Saga Book One: The Man of Property

  The Forsyte Saga: The Man of Property If you're old enough to remember it airing on PBS in 1969, the Masterpiece Theatre series is probably what comes to your mind when you think of The Forsyte Saga. That is, if you think of it at all, which is unlikely. John Galsworthy's multi-generational chronicle of [...]

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