Book Reviews

Book reviews are a form of literary criticism in which a book is merely described or analyzed based on content, style, and merit. A book review may be a primary source, opinion piece, summary review or scholarly review.

Literary Analysis

A literary analysis is not merely a summary of a literary work. Instead, it is an argument about the work that expresses a writer’s personal perspective, interpretation, judgment, or critical evaluation of the work. The elements to be analyzed are prose, plot, setting, characters, point of view, figurative language, and writing style.

  • Dante Alighieri

    Dante Alighieri

    Dante Alighieri, Father of the Italian Language Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) was an Italian poet, philosopher, and politician of the Late Middle Ages. His epic poem “The Divine Comedy,” remains one of the most significant works in world literature. Born in Florence, Italy, Dante excelled in various disciplines, including theology, literature, and philosophy. Eventually, he became…

  • Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice

    “Pride and Prejudice” is a classic novel written by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story is set in the early 19th century in the fictional town of Meryton, England. And it revolves around the Bennet family. The novel primarily follows the second eldest daughter, Elizabeth Bennet, as she navigates the complex world of…

  • And Then There Were None

    And Then There Were None

    And Then There Were None Agatha Christie first published her mystery novel, “And Then There Were None” in 1939. The novel inspired a mini-series and has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. It is Agatha Christie’s best-selling novel and also the world’s best-selling mystery. Summary The story begins with ten strangers who receive invitations…

  • The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye “The Catcher in the Rye,” written by J.D. Salinger and published in 1951, follows the journey of Holden Caulfield. Holden is a troubled and disenchanted sixteen-year-old boy who has recently been expelled from his boarding school. And he is struggling to find his place in the world and is grappling…

  • Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights Emily Brontë first published “Wuthering Heights”, her romance novel in 1847. The story unfolds in the wild and desolate moors of Yorkshire, England, where the Brontë sisters are from. And centers around the passionate and tumultuous love story of Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw. The romance is a literary classic for several reasons. First…

  • A Clockwork Orange

    A Clockwork Orange

    A Clockwork Orange A Summary and Analysis of Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange John Anthony Burgess Wilson, FRSL who published under the name Anthony Burgess, was an English writer and composer. Although Burgess was primarily a comic writer, his dystopian satire ‘A Clockwork Orange’ remains his best-known novel. The dystopian had its origins in a…

  • 1984 George Orwell

    1984 George Orwell

    1984 George Orwell “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” I love that line. This story remains eternally fresh and contemporary, with terms such as “Big Brother”, “Thought Police”, that we instantly recognize and understand, often as bywords for modern social and political abuses. Nineteen Eighty-Four has been…

  • The Myth of Sisyphus

    The Myth of Sisyphus

    The Myth of Sisyphus In Greek mythology, the myth of Sisyphus has multiple (and often contradictory) versions with embellishments added over time so that the only point of certainty is his terrible punishment. Sisyphus was the reputed founder of the Isthmian Games, a festival of athletic and musical competitions in honor of the sea god…