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Book Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Genre: Fantasy fiction My rating: 3.5/5* Book Blurb: The circus arrives without warning No announcements precede it… It is simply there, when yesterday it was not The Night Circus is a very strange novel. If there is one word I’d use to describe it, I’d go for mind-boggling. The novel is set in the 19th century,…

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Book Review: The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

Genre: Fiction My rating: somewhere between 5* and wow-what? Book blurb: Depicting the gradual disintegration of the Compson family through four fractured narritives, The Sound and the Fury explores intense, passionate family relationships where there is no love, only self-centredness. At its heart this is a novel about lovelessness- ‘Only an idiot has no grief;…

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Book Review: My Ántonia by Willa Cather

Genre: fiction … ish My rating: 4/5* Book blurb: My Ántonia evokes the Nebraska prairie life of Willa Cather’s childhood, and commemorates the spirit and courage of immigrant pioneers in America. One of Cather’s early novels written in 1918, it is the story of Ántonia Shimerda who arrives on the Nebraska frontier as part of a…

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Book Review: A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

Let’s not even talk about what a crappy blogger I’ve become. Genre: Fiction My rating: 4/5* This is the first book of Hemingway’s that I’ve read. Having heard a lot about him, I was looking forward to this read. Needless to say, Hemingway did not fail my expectations. He is a stunning writer but- not…

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Stacking the Shelves #9

I have been so terrible with blogging since uni started. Hopefully, this is the first of many getting-back-into-regularly-posted-posts… hopefully. Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by the awesome Tynga’s Reviews- click to find out all about it from the blogger who created it! These are the books and plays I recently purchased for two of…

Book Review: Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov

Genre: Fiction … but was it? My rating: 5* Book Blurb from Goodreads: Awe and exhilaration—along with heartbreak and mordant wit—abound inLolita, Nabokov’s most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert’s obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding…