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The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

It’s funny the number of people I’ve spoken to about this book who have immediately said that growing up, they always assumed that the Underground Railroad was a literal Underground Railroad. 400 more words

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It Can't Happen Here -- Sinclair Lewis

“Aw, shoot, Dad—and you too, Julian, you young paranoiac—you’re monomaniacs! Dictatorship? Better come into the office and let me examine your heads! Why, America’s the only free nation on earth. 492 more words

Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

I’ll be honest. I’m more of a cat person than a dog person. But either way, I am a pet person, and I have lost a pet to an ‘octopus.’ From the magical realism concept, and the opening line, I was pretty sure that this would be a book for me. 259 more words

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The Sound Book Review

So I have previously written about the start of a book called The Sound by Sarah Alderson and yesterday I finally finished it! It would have been sooner if I hadn’t of lost it down the side of my bed – messy moo. 522 more words

Book And Film Reviews

10 Fascinating Film Adaptations of American Novels

In this guest post, Andrew Dix discusses ten cinematic adaptations of US novels

Film, right from its beginnings very late in the nineteenth century, has been obsessed with literature. 1,556 more words

Literature

Follow-up to preceding post re: The Help

Kathryn Stockett’s The Help seems to provoke thought by those who read the book and even those who don’t. On my bus ride home tonight, about the time we got to Ventura County, the fellow sitting behind me leaned forward and apologized if his brief phone call had bothered me. 128 more words

The Martian by Andy Weir

The story of The Martian was published is a dream for any self-published author. After being rejected by a number of mainstream publishers, Andy Weir self-published his novel on his website chapter by chapter, eventually releasing a Kindle edition, which rocketed to the top of the Amazon charts and attracted the attention of a publisher. 481 more words

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