I find it really difficult to review classics, never quite feeling that I do them justice if I like them, and if I don't like them, fearing that it is just because I'm missing the 'point'. But hey, I'll have a go, just to clarify Tess of the D'Urbervilles falls firmly into the category of … Continue reading Tess of the D’Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy. Review
The classics, we think of Dickens, Brontë, Austen, Wilkie Collins, Miguel De Cervantes and Alexander Dumas and most of the time we think of great big, dusty tomes with tiny writing across hundreds of pages in a language long forgotten and difficult to read or sometimes awkward notations to explain humour in a work translated … Continue reading How to Read Classics
As most of you know, I'm not a huge fan of the classics but hallelujah I seem to have found an classic author I can actually get on with. Thomas Hardy's novel Far From the Madding Crowd is not a great tome of a book and neither is it a difficult read in terms of … Continue reading Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. Review.
My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier is, like Rebecca a novel of thrilling mystery and distrust and unexpected twists and turns. Philip Ashley has lived with his elder cousin Ambrose since he was small, they have always had each other, their collection of male servants and the love of the people who live around … Continue reading My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier. Review
The first thing I have to say about this book is that is is hilarious! Like really the funniest book I've read in ages. For example; "Whats so bad about being drunk?" "Go ask a glass of water" is probably the best thing I've ever read. I laughed for much longer than was really necessary and … Continue reading The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Review
I read several Dickens books when I was quite young and intend to revisit them at some point as an adult. Dombey and Son was not one of them and I'm giving preference at the moment to books on my 'to-read' list. I tried Bleak House first and thankfully didn't allow that to put me … Continue reading Dombey and Son, Charles Dickens. Review
A bit of a retro review this morning on H.G Wells The War of the Worlds. It's a book which has been on my 'to read' list for a while but as with everything it's just took a back shelf (pun intended) for the more recent books I get sent to review and my university … Continue reading The War of the Worlds by H.G Wells