Content tagged with "classic"

Brave New World
Book Review
December 6, 2014
148

“Wonderful book about the advancement of science to the point where the human race is absorbed and amused by non-stop pleasure and triviality. Into this comes an outsider, and the examination of how he…”

Cannery Row
Book Review
May 23, 2018
92

“Nice, short novel(la?) by Steinbeck. He creates a great sense of place, and a great cast of characters, through little side anecdotes that have nothing to do with the main action of the plot. It’s a…”

Death of a Salesman
Reading List
Book Review
July 7, 2018
74

“Clearly a great play, but hard to read. You know what’s coming all along, and you sort of dread it the entire time. I got a feeling of impending doom throughout the entire thing. It was hard to pick…”

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
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Book Review
May 16, 2021
333

“(This is the book that was the inspiration for the 1982 movie Blade Runner. The association is very loose, through. The movie and the book have little in common.) This is ‘philosophical science…”

Dracula
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Book Review
July 10, 2018
95

“Great novel. Does not read like it was written 121 years ago. Genuinely terrifying in parts. Suffers a bit in the middle as the characters run around London, and I got a little confused as to what…”

Fahrenheit 451
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Book Review
December 14, 2014
125

“I wasn’t a huge fan of Bradbury’s writing, but the story is quite good. The message of the book is similar to ‘Brave New World’ – in the future, humans are so artificially satisfied that thinking…”

The Portrait of a Lady
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Book Review
July 6, 2018
89

“A ‘novel of manners,’ much ‘Pride and Prejudice.’ It’s a long story of the coming of age of an American girl in Europe. Large scope, and gets tedious in the middle – I felt like there were about 100…”

Pride and Prejudice
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Book Review
July 18, 2016
411

“I read this for a nascent classics book club I have become a part of. Sadly, I didn’t like it. It was a long haul, and I wouldn’t have finished it if not for the obligation. The book is…”

The Sun Also Rises
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Book Review
October 25, 2016
29

“I did not write a review for this book.”

Their Eyes Were Watching God
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Book Review
April 13, 2015
114

“One of those books which you know is Very Significant, but that which you wouldn’t read for any other reason. The dialect (emancipated slaves in Florida at the turn of the century) is hard to read,…”

War and Peace
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Book Review
November 28, 2014
340

“So, what can you say about this book that has been said a million times? It’s many things in one: a novel, a history, a philosophy, etc. I enjoyed reading it. It took me 50 days of fairly consistent…”

The War of the Worlds
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Book Review
December 14, 2014
211

“Simply a great read. A very fast-moving account of what a Martian invasion might look like at the turn of the 20th century (it was written in 1898). The author captures the subtle movement from…”