Frankenstein (Review)

Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley My rating: 3 of 5 stars Mary Shelley's romantic novel first published in 1818 anonymously has been the inspiration for movie monster makers. Since the first film adaptation in 1823, Shelley's creation has been brought to life over 50 times, not including cameo appearances. Frankenstein is the source of nightmares,… Continue reading Frankenstein (Review)


Fahrenheit 451 (Review)

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury My rating: 4 of 5 stars When mentioning timeless dystopian novels, Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 is most likely to be mentioned. The reasons are more than one can shake a stick at, but one of the many reasons is the profound effect Bradbury's images have on booklovers abound. It was a… Continue reading Fahrenheit 451 (Review)

Reviews, Writings

Middlemarch (Review)

Middlemarch by George Eliot My rating: 3 of 5 stars Set in the fictitious town of Middlemarch, George Eliot's novel addresses many issues of the time, such as women's status, the nature of marriage and political and scientific reform. The story is comprised of several distinct stories that all intertwine or intersect at one point… Continue reading Middlemarch (Review)


The Handmaid’s Tale (Review)

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood My rating: 4 of 5 stars Dystopian novel published in 1985 where a totalitarian theocracy, a central governing force ruled by religious principles and doctrines, has overthrown the U.S. government. Society is based on a fundamentalist interpretation of the Bible where women's bodies are the property of their fathers… Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale (Review)


Sorry I’ve been away

School this last semester was a bit rough for me. I had British Fiction and Shakespeare at the same time and on my lightest weeks I still had at least 2 of Shakespeare's plays to read. Needless to say, personal reading fell a little behind and at one point I fell in a bit of… Continue reading Sorry I’ve been away