Book Review: Slaughterhouse Five

Before reading a book, I like to guess what it will be about based on the title. I’ve been pretty close to the mark with some books, such as: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Three men in a Boat, and The Beginner’s Guide to Taxation Accounting. Judging Kurt Vonnegut’s most famous novel by its cover,... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Metamorphosis

The problem with most books, I think you’ll agree, is that the main character rarely turns into a giant bug. Why so many authors refuse to transform protagonists into insects is beyond me. I was waiting for it in Crime and Punishment, it would have saved The Great Gatsby, and what a twist it would... Continue Reading →

Book Review: A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens had an amazing talent for producing bestsellers. Just like Elvis Presley, he churned out hit after hit, wore white jumpsuits and ate too much peanut butter (actually, I’m not certain about the jumpsuits and peanut butter—it’s just a theory of mine). A Tale of Two Cities is one of Dickens’ most famous works.... Continue Reading →

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