A critique of Animal Farm
Animal Farm is a thought-provoking allegorical novel that critiques the corruption of power and the dangers of totalitarianism. Through its animal characters and their revolution, George Orwell exposes the flaws and hypocrisy of political systems, leaving readers with a lasting reflection on the human condition and the potential for oppression.
Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
I never thought the concept of being happy and sad simultaneously would be so okay. Chbosky gracefully captures the innocence of teenage-hood, the complexities of relationships, and the pressures of a perceived-judgemental society.
Sleeping Beauties by Owen and Stephen King
I used to be a major Stephen King fan, but this book destroyed any enjoyment his work gave me. It is dull and drawn out way too long for no more of a plot than it has. Plus, the actions of the people are unbelievable. I don’t recommend this book.
Was there ever a love so strong and potent, that when heart calls across time and space, one's soul can hear the reverberations and answer:
Crime and Punishment
Dostoyevsky dissects the Russian soul's darkest sides: desperation, violence, late remorse. Doom and gloom. Even Sonya, one tiny ray of light in complete darkness, gets punished for love.
Game of Thrones
Seven Kingdoms fight for a Throne. Daenerys has three Dragons and conquers John Snow. Darkness is gone for the braveness of the North,
Genre-defining epistolary gothic novel that has been grossly misunderstood and bastardised repeatedly through various terrible to subpar to okay film and TV adaptions. It is not a romance novel; it is a horror novel about a greedy, bloodlust-driven monstrous vampire who is unapologetically evil. Avoid the films, read the book.
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Wuthering Heights - A Critique
A how-to on how not to have relationships. Ever felt ghosted? This ups the ante. Brontë brings us the original soap opera in book form, where everyone needs a therapist and an umbrella. If you can’t finish it, watch Ralph Fiennes go mad as Heathcliff on screen: a must watch!
Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski
A delectable snack sandwiched between two slices of testosterone and an influx of pitted skin, Ham on Rye is the finding of one's way in the world, in the rigidity of class, American angst, anger, and ego. It succeeded in alienating women through a sweaty and obtuse first-person male gaze.
Pride & Prejudice: How I REALLY Feel About Mr. Darcy
Pride and Prejudice: Where societal satire gracefully dances with romance. Mr. Darcy, a trash bin of aloofness, masters the art of personal growth. Lizzie Bennet’s wit sparkles like champagne. Elizabethan social norms are dissected all while love conquers folly. A timeless tale where even trash bins can transform into treasures.
The Lovely Bones
Debut novel, published 21 years after her rape, punishes uncaught killer with death by icicle. Abrupt, unsatisfying twist, narrated by dead little girl: fictional frozen justice?
Long Live The Queen - Discussion and critique request
So I have started a story that I do intend to publish after I republish my book Memoirs. But I find during writing it I have hit a wall, and I'd like critique or ideas from fellow creative people.