Category Archives: Book Reviews

Cloud Atlas Review

Cloud Atlas is a peculiar novel written by David Mitchell. The novel doesn’t really have a classic beginning-middle-end story, but rather, several of these stories connected to create an abstract bigger picture. The different ‘chapters’ take place over various times … Continue reading

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Under the Dome Review

Under The Dome is Stephen King’s latest novel, published in November 2009. As a brief plotline, it is the story of a small town in the Maine countryside which is mysteriously closed off from the world by a huge invisible … Continue reading

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Oscar Wilde’s Works

Oscar Wilde was an Irish writer, most known for his novel Dorian Gray. However, he wrote much more than Dorian Gray, and not always in English. The Picture of Dorian Gray was his only novel, the rest of his works … Continue reading

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Antoine de Saint Exupéry and Le Petit Prince

Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger de Saint Exupéry, pen name Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, was born on the 29th of June 1900, in Lyon, France. He was born into a family of provincial nobility, and his father died when he was four. … Continue reading

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Molière’s Plays

Molière wrote over 36 plays, but to get the feel of them, I watched three: Le Malade Imaginaire, Tartuffe and Les Fourberies de Scapin. I noticed many things about his style, but first and foremost, they were hilarious! Even if … Continue reading

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La Bête Humaine; Abrégé

Roubaud et sa femme, Séverine, restent dans un petit appartement que le père adoptif de Séverine, président Grandmorin, leur a prêté. Séverine étant partie faire du shopping, Roubaud l’attend impatiemment. Quand elle arrive enfin, ils cassent la croute tous les … Continue reading

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La Vénus d’Ille Review

La Vénus d’Ille (The Venus of Ille) is a very short story written by Prosper Mérimée, a French historian, archaeologist and short story writer. This story dates back to 1837 and is the story of a travelling archaeologist visiting a … Continue reading

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The Phantom of the Opera Review

The Phantom of the Opera is a novel written by French author Gaston Leroux. I had no idea the novel was originally in French, and so I read a translated English version. Christine Daaé is a young girl in the … Continue reading

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Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility, written by Jane Austen, tells the tale of the Dashwoods. Mr. Dashwood has just died, and according to the law, his heritage goes to his only son from his first marriage. His three daughters, Elinor, Marianne and … Continue reading

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Dracula

Dracula is an epistolary novel written by Bram Stoker. It is the fictional tale (or is it fictional?!) of Jonathan Harker and his wife, Mina, along with another group of people. Jonathan, an apprentice real estate agent, travels to Transylvania … Continue reading

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