Review: 1984

1984 George Orwell Synopsis "The year 1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell's prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. 1984 is still the great modern classic of "negative utopia" -a startlingly original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing, from … Continue reading Review: 1984

Review: Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There

Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There Lewis Carroll Alice's Adventures in Wonderland #2 Synopsis "In 1865, English author CHARLES LUTWIDGE DODGSON (1832-1898), aka Lewis Carroll, wrote a fantastical adventure story for the young daughters of a friend. The adventures of Alice-named for one of the little girls to whom the book was dedicated-who … Continue reading Review: Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There

Review: The Song of the Lark

The Song of the Lark Willa Cather Great Plans Trilogy #2 Synopsis "Perhaps Willa Cather's most autobiographical work, The Song of the Lark charts the story of a young woman's awakening as an artist against the backdrop of the western landscape. Thea Kronborg, an aspiring singer, struggles to escape from the confines her small Colorado … Continue reading Review: The Song of the Lark

Review: The Art of War

The Art of War Sun Tzu Synopsis "Twenty-Five Hundred years ago, Sun Tzu wrote this classic book of military strategy based on Chinese warfare and military thought. Since that time, all levels of military have used the teaching on Sun Tzu to warfare and civilization have adapted these teachings for use in politics, business and … Continue reading Review: The Art of War

The Time Machine

The Time Machine H.G. Wells "I’ve had a most amazing time....” So begins the Time Traveller’s astonishing firsthand account of his journey 800,000 years beyond his own era—and the story that launched H.G. Wells’s successful career and earned him his reputation as the father of science fiction. With a speculative leap that still fires the … Continue reading The Time Machine

Teaser Tuesday: The Time Machine

The Time Machine By H.G. Wells "The fire burned brightly, and the soft radiance of the incandescent lights in the lilies of silver caught the bubbles that flashed and passed in our glasses. Our chairs, being his patents, embraced and caressed us rather than submitted to be sat upon, and there was that luxurious after-dinner … Continue reading Teaser Tuesday: The Time Machine

Go Set a Watchman

Go Set a Watchman Harper Lee "From Harper Lee comes a landmark new novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird. Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch--"Scout"--returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political … Continue reading Go Set a Watchman