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Silver Linings Playbook - Book Review

Silver Linings Playbook is a novel by Matthew Quick which has spawned a 2012 film adaption staring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. I have seen the movie a few years ago and have only read the novel recently. 240 more words

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To Kill a Mockingbird (أن تقتل طائر محاكي)

الرواية تحكي لنا على لسان الطفلة Scout أحداث محاكمة الشاب الأسود Tom Robinson بتهمة اغتصاب الفتاة البيضاء Mayella Ewell، و ترصد بصدق أفعال و ردود أفعال سكان مقاطعة Maycomb تجاه ما يحدث، فنكتشف معها درجات التعصب التي قد تقابل مثيلها في أى جزء آخر من العالم. 164 more words

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All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg

Funny story about All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg. I first came across it on Twitter, when a blogger had tweeted out the jacket with their review, and I was particularly taken with the jacket quote on the front, from Hadley Freeman. 512 more words


Compare the three children// To Kill A Mockingbird

Harper Lee uses a child as a narrator to her novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird”, where Scout’s role presents the forms of prejudice in Maycomb in an unexaggerated tone. 1,329 more words

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At First Light by Vanessa Lafaye

At First Light opens in 1993 with a murder in Key West. The victim is an elderly, wheelchair bound Klu Klux Klan official. The shooter, more surprisingly, is a 96 year old Cuban woman, Alicia Cortez, who will not say anything to the police except for ‘I did it. 534 more words


The Sound and the Fury

The Sound of the Fury, by William Faulkner was first published in 1929. I found my copy at a second hand book sale. I had once heard a quote in a movie that it is the most difficult book in the English language, so naturally  I bought it. 299 more words

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