Category Archives: classics

Read this book.

Well, I finished David Copperfield. It could have felt like a herculean effort, at something around 1000 pages long, but in truth – it was over too soon. I am struggling to write this review and know that I will … Continue reading

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Memory Lane

I found my old diary from Form II. That means I was….12 years old. In the “Pupil’s Academic Notes” section (the green pages), I found a bunch of “QUOTZ” that I found worthy of recording. Here are a selection of … Continue reading

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Flower power

This is a review I wrote my first year of college that was never published. I’ve edited it a bit, but it is essentially the same. “World War XII, as everybody knows, brought about the collapse of civilization […]” The … Continue reading

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Reading the Beat

Ok, I feel like it is time to get back to books. While I was in Edinburgh, I got my ass kicked by Daniel for saying I didn’t like beat literature before I’d actually read it. This conversation spiraled into … Continue reading

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Confused, not shaken nor stirred.

In the past week, I read the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams and Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. These two novels are actually going hand-in-hand in my head right now, which is odd because even though the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Vampirism

The Evolution of the Vampire: From Count Dracula to Edward Cullen? Dare I even attempt it? It’s like comparing Sauron and … a pixie? (Pixies are mostly just annoying, not very evil.) I feel I must attempt it. I have … Continue reading

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Not great?

The Scarlet Pimpernel – Baroness Emmuska Orczy I was surprisingly underwhelmed by this book. It is an adventure story set in England and France at the time of the French Revolution. The main idea is that the mysterious “Scarlet Pimpernel” … Continue reading

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