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Catching up on my reviews

Yikes, it’s been a while.  I was busy with some work deadlines and then I was busy reading.  There are at least 4 books that I need to review! 396 more words

Book Review

Zavodney Apel'sin

My title may seem like complete gibberish to you, but it’s more closer to home than you think. For me, rewind back to high school. My junior year I started dating my still, to-this-day boyfriend, Andrey, who, seemingly random but I will come back to this later, moved to America from Russian when he was fifteen. 1,797 more words


On Vain Disputing

Being an excerpt from his “Spiritual Refining”
Written by, Anthony Burgess, 1652

“For it is good to have the heart established with grace, and not with meats…” 558 more words

'A Clockwork Orange' by Anthony Burgess

If a man is deprived of the ability to choose between right and wrong (good and evil), is he still a man? Or does he lose the essential quality that makes him a person? 428 more words


The Summer Malison

It’s just starting to cool down little by little, but while it is still summer, here is a rather sinister early Hopkins poem, The Summer Malison. 964 more words


A Clockwork Orange

After reading Lolita I decided to read another controversial classic, ‘A Clockwork Orange’ by Anthony Burgess.

Initially I found the book near to impossible to comprehend, as it was narrated by a teenager called Alex, speaking in Nadsat, which is teenage slang created by the author.It wasn’t fun flicking back to the glossary every five seconds but luckily I got the gist of it quite quickly. 139 more words