The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone is a tale that, like much of King’s broad oeuvre of work, is particularly character-driven. At the centre of the impending storm is a teacher at the local high school, a young man who goes by the unlikely name of John Smith, no middle name. Johnny is a charming, sympathetic character, a […]

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Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians the novel was written by Kevin Kwan, and was published in 2013. I started hearing about it sometime in 2016 through friends of mine who really enjoyed the book, and then the film came out in August 2018. By that time, I had just graduated with my masters, was working full time […]

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Of E-readers and Personal Reading Challenges

I can’t tell you how long I hesitated over purchasing a Kindle! I bought myself an iPad Mini 2 a couple of years ago thinking that it could be my dedicated e-reader, but it really didn’t work for me: the glare coming off of the screen was (a) distracting, and (b) hurt my light-sensitive little […]

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Literature Monday: White Oleander, Janet Fitch

Hello, beautiful people! I know it’s not a Monday today, but I submitted my last paper of the semester last Tuesday and I was so excited to work on non-academic fare that I just had to publish this entry. White Oleander by Janet Fitch is a book that always seemed to be in my periphery, but I […]

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Literature Monday: The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman

Up until this year, the only Neil Gaiman book I had ever read was Coraline (featured in an earlier post). While I loved it, and highly recommend that creepy little story, I felt no inclination to read his other books. Over time, though, my interest was piqued as I started hearing nothing but high praise […]

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Literature Monday: The Bloody Chamber, Angela Carter

My experience with this collection of reimagined fairy tales is rather strange. I love fairy tales, myths, and all of their brethren. I love dark, dangerous, tragic tales. During my first read-through, the language used was almost too flowery for me – and yet, the more I delved in, the more I enjoyed myself.

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Literature Monday: World War Z, Max Brooks

Khairete, Mikaius remains your ever loyal bookbuddy. It’s exam season, and students are endangered, so I have arranged today’s Literature Monday. Today I’m bringing what may well have been the last book I read. My reading is limited, but I went through a predictable and absolutely massive zombie-phase in my late teens/early twenties. This happened […]

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Literature Monday: Coraline, Neil Gaiman

A few weeks into the Fall semester of 2014, I had the crazy and not particularly well-thought out idea that I should write a series of reviews featuring four horror stories by authors I had never read before. The reviews would have been up on the blog in time for Halloween month, but as is usual […]

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