Week 90: Brave New World

Brave New World book review O wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in't. — William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act V, Scene I Brave New World was not the first dystopian novel of the 20th century; that honour goes, most likely, to Yevgeni [...]

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Week 88: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest book review Milos Forman's film of Ken Kesey's best-selling novel made Jack Nicholson a star. And deservedly so. Who can forget his portrayal of Randle Patrick McMurphy, the subversive troublemaker who wages psychological warfare with the Big Nurse, played by Louise Fletcher? The film, released in 1975, put [...]

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Week 87: Slaughterhouse-Five

Slaughterhouse-Five book review "All this happened, more or less. The war parts, anyway, are pretty much true". So begins the introduction to Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut's first really successful novel. Vonnegut served in the American army in World War II, was captured by the Germans, and, in February, 1945, survived the Allies' bombing of Dresden [...]

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