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November 2017

Adult Fiction Books Reviews

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

November 30, 2017

Very very slowly my course books are starting to enter the modern era...yes 1899 is positively futuristic in comparison to some of the books I've had to read. Heart of Darkness however, isn't my favourite of the bunch. I'm enjoying Emma far more.  This novel has an incredibly interesting premise. A group of men sat aboard a boat on the Thames are listening to one mans story of…

Books Manga Reviews

Platinum End Volume One

November 30, 2017

So, I loved this. I got distinct Death Note vibes from it but not in the plot just how dark it is.  Our main character Mirai is unhappy to the nth degree. He lives with his abusive aunt, uncle and cousins, is forced to do all the chores and lives in a storage company. When he's finally ready to give up fighting an angel appears offering him a…

Books Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday: Books Featuring Ghosts

November 26, 2017

What is Top 5 Wednesday? Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes on YouTube. Here is the link for the Goodreads group where you can find the list of topics and such.  This weeks topic is: Books Featuring Ghosts  There are very few books that manage to include so many supernatural creatures and still make it feel cohesive. The  Morganville Vampires series manages to do…

Books Plays Reviews

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

November 22, 2017

Macbeth remains my favourite of Shakespeare's works but I must admit Twelfth Night is a close second. I've yet to read one his plays that I didn't enjoy but I was surprised by how much I liked Twelfth Night. Historically I've always been drawn to the darker more bloody stories regardless of form. This particular play falls firmly under the category of comedy and doubtless would've had more…