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Reflections on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

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The Gothic novel was created for a specific purpose: to enchant and horrify through its mysteries and monsters. 470 more words

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Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote (1958)

“Never love a wild thing…If you let yourself love a wild thing. You’ll end up looking at the sky.”

When you say ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s ‘the mind stirs with a rush of images featuring Audrey Hepburn’s charm, George Peppard’s nonchalant coolness, and the frivolity of the 1960’s social scene in New York. 287 more words

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The Outsider by Albert Camus (1942)

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What if you felt like a stranger among society? What if you felt like a stranger in your own skin? 243 more words

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The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy (2006)

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I solemnly read the last line of the book I am holding, then close it and put it on the desk next to my bed. 789 more words

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The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins (2015)

” Carolyn rose and stood alone in the dark, both in that moment and ever after.”

I stumbled upon this book quite by chance. My book mate ( that’s my term for someone special in your life that loves reading as much as you do) and I decided that despite living on completely separate continents, we would proceed to bridge the gap by reading something together. 254 more words

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Oh, how I love books! As they are a huge part of my life and my identity, it seems only fitting to write my first blog post about my love for those marvellous objects. 385 more words

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On Books: Visions and Revisions (Part II)

by Alison Parker

Aristotle was obsessed with aha! moments. Metaphor, he tells us in his Rhetoric, is superior to simile because simile goes on too long and detracts from the drama. 2,004 more words

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