Little Women by Louisa May Alcott is one of the most enjoyable books I have ever read. In this American classic set during the 19th century, girls and women are made to think higher of themselves.
In this novel, Faulkner used a technique called "stream of consciousness". This narrative mode depicts the many thoughts and feelings that pass through the minds of the characters in the story.
Rare are those who dabble either in books or films that are not aware of The Last of the Mohicans, a most excellent work by James Fenimore Cooper. But how many know there are more to the series?
A British classic whose success continues, and another of my many favorites. Here are the reasons that make “Pride and Prejudice” a wonderful book to read over and over again.
Essay including quotes - In the novel "To Kill A Mockingbird", Harper Lee shows the terrible effects that prejudice has on people.
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle will take you into the deepest, darkest wells of author Haruki Murakami's bizarre imagination. Mel Carriere reports on the book as part of his "Lunchtime Lit" series.
My choice of books that continue the great tradition of ghost stories.
The "Old Man and the Sea" was written in the Cuba of 1951 during the Cold War. It was the last major successful written work accomplished by Ernest Hemingway, after a decade of negative criticism of his books. After a long decade of work he was, at last, successful again.
This is a bizarre story and even more bizarre, because it is familiar. Further, the author in 1953 predicts oral contraceptives, hints at DNA typing, and much before that - predicted satellite communications. A main character looks like a couple of people we know as well...
CS Friedman may be best known for the Coldfire trilogy, but "In Conquest Born" is her best book for a number of reasons.