I'm a fan of cautionary stories like Fahrenheit 451, Animal Farm and 1984 so I thought I would enjoy this book, but I was wrong.
It Can't Happen Here
by Sinclair Lewis
Unlike the messages of those other books - control of information, totalitarianism, surveillance state, thought control, dangers of socialism/communism due to human nature - the … Continue Reading ››
I had no idea what to expect here. the description seems to imply a love story and Very Serious Deep Thoughts. Man was I disappointed.
Solaris: The Definitive Edition
By Stanislaw Lem
I'm going to tell you what I wish someone had told me [SPOILERS]: this is boring as heck. Not the charming slow moving classic SciFi … Continue Reading ››
I haven’t read many Twain books. In fact, this may be the first time I’ve read one all the way through. And I have to admit that it wasn’t easy to get through. The beginning was interesting enough, but the loooooong middle section was so uneventful … Continue Reading ››
Imagine a world where there is so much information coming at you that you just can’t handle it; you decide that it would be better to simply avoid information that doesn’t make you happy. The world in this book is that world. And so is the … Continue Reading ››
Booker was born a slave on a plantation in Alabama. He died the president of a university and one of the most celebrated men in America.
Up From Slavery
by Booker T. Washington
This is a fascinating autobiography by an important fight in American history! The first few … Continue Reading ››
This very short collection of lectures is a fascinating look at a mid last century argument against, what I believe we now call, postmodernism.
The Abolition of Man
by C.S. Lewis
Lewis argues most vigorously against the attack on reason that a couple authors of a school … Continue Reading ››
I've read this classic before and revisiting this quick read is definitely worth it.
The Great Divorce
By C.S. Lewis
For those that don't know, the whole story is a dream that the main character has of waking up in Hell in a line for a bus … Continue Reading ››
It's (dissapointingly) normal to say a movie doesn't follow a book well, but I was surprised by just how far BOTH movies strayed from the source material of this book.
I Am Legend
by Richard Matheson
Here you find a thoughtful, plodding, psychological story of one man, … Continue Reading ››
Star Wars and Shakespeare fans rejoice! Unto you is given the most amazing book. Ever.
William Shakespeare’s Star Wars
Verily, A New Hope
Imagine the whole story of Star Wars: A New Hope as a classical Shakespearian play. Having trouble? Me too. Then I picked up the book and chose a page at random … Continue Reading ››
Popularity is conditional. We’ve all seen them fall. Miranda Prospero, is one of those fallen.
A Twisted Lit Novel
By Kim Askew and Amy Helmes
After her social life’s tragic demise, former “IT” girl Miranda is left working the “Hot Dog Cabob” with her new … Continue Reading ››