A Game of Shit Shows
Hello my sweet summer children, turns out the night may be dark and full of errors - I mean, terrors. Yet none of that matters because winter came and left without anyone being able to see a fucking thing.
My First Critique- Ordinary People(1980)
Ordinary People is about a family dealing with loss, disconnection, and trauma. A young son has been struggling to deal with more of his pain between his beloved father & coldhearted mother. He has to find a way to heal himself more because of his therapist who has faith in him.
The Great Gatsby
A timeless, heartbreaking tale spotlighting the fragile human spirit's quest for love and self acceptance among a tangled web of wealth and status. The allure to join the proverbial "party" proves so powerful that morals, integrity and hope for an honest (or satisfying) existence are not only unattainable, but undesirable.
To Kill A Mockingbird
The end of true innocence is met in the telling of this tale. Scout and Jem struggle to understand the ugly face of real-life, as their daddy gently teaches them to navigate in a world that seemingly, makes no sense.
Lord of the Flies
Golding's heart-breaking story depicts his view of pre-adolescent boys behaving wildly, in an adult-less society. Given the tragedy leaving them stranded, allowing their imaginations to run wild, as a gang mentality develops.
Defoe's eighteenth century classic tells of a young man who leaves home on a sea-borne adventure that sees him overtaken by pirates, kept as a slave, and eventually marooned for decades on a desert island.
Night of the Living Dead
Night! Of the living dead! A film that questions the morality of man, created the undead that consumes flesh, & it’s terrifying.
Love at First – Second Chances Book Review
Love at First is a book I recently received from She Speaks. When I received this book, I was looking forward to reading this novel as I was a fan of a book I read prior by this author. To read more about the prior book I read by this author; be sure to check out my Love Lettering Book Review post.
Love Lettering Book Review
Recently, I received Love Lettering from She Speaks. Upon receiving this book, I was excited to find a quiet place to sit down and read this romantic novel.
Feminism and Barbie
In an industry often criticized for its lack of diverse and empowering portrayals of women, "Barbie," starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, emerges as a refreshing and timely entry that not only challenges stereotypes but also delves into the multifaceted nature of feminism. Directed by auteur Greta Gerwig, the film encapsulates a journey of self-discovery, societal transformation, and the power of breaking free from the constraints of conventional gender norms.
It usually takes me a day or so to read an average-length novel. This one took eight months. Sometimes it feels like reading in a different language but the layers of meaning behind endlessly visceral scenes seep through like early morning sunlight.
I have never read this before, or seen the 2000 movie adaptation. Not a horrible read, featuring perhaps a slightly too believable narrative voice.