Reviewed: The Awakening by Kate Chopin

In its time, The Awakening received much social and religious criticism for its outrageous take on feminism. Critics condemned Chopin saying the novel was nothing but ‘an overworked field of sex fiction’. Resultantly, the book was out of print for decades. It was only in the 1960s that it was observed to be one of…

UnRead Quote: Don Quixote

“It is one thing to write as poet and another to write as a historian: the poet can recount or sing about things not as they were, but as they should have been, and the historian must write about them not as they should have been, but as they were, without adding or subtracting anything…

UnRead Quote: Lord of the Flies

“I’m scared of him,” said Piggy, “and that’s why I know him. If you’re scared of someone you hate him but you can’t stop thinking about him. You kid yourself he’s all right really, an’ then when you see him again; it’s like asthma an’ you can’t breathe…”        ― William Golding

UnRead Quote: Lord of the Flies

“His mind was crowded with memories; memories of the knowledge that had come to them when they closed in on the struggling pig, knowledge that they had outwitted a living thing, imposed their will upon it, taken away its life like a long satisfying drink.” ― William Golding

Golding’s Lord of the Flies

Reading William Golding‘s Lord of the Flies, one thing is sure, I am going to keep coming back to this book, time and again. Maybe it is too soon to say but usually, having read just few pages of a book you can tell whether you will like it or not. Apart from standing true to…

Reviewed: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

  Robinson Crusoe is a fine Englishman living in England and cherishing a dream of going to the sea. Although his family does not support his idea, he flees, nonetheless, on a ship to London. After two such trips, his ship gets captured by Pirates and he serves as a slave in Africa. He escapes…

Reviewed – A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

  ‘I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice – or because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother’s death, but because he was the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of…

Reviewed – A Dog’s Tale by Mark Twain

  “My father was a St. Bernard, my mother was a collie, but I am a Presbyterian. ” and starts the tale of Aileen Mauvourneen. The Plot: Aileen narrates her life of how she is raised by an English family and then given away to a different family. There, she gives birth to her puppy…

And Finally…

And finally, after much awaiting, I started reading it Moby-Dick I am audio-reading it from Librivox Audiobooks. Have you read it? Share your experience with the literary giant. Related articles Moby Dick (davidscommonplacebook.wordpress.com)

Just Started With

So I am back into the Dickens’ Mode. This is the second Dickens’ novel that I started to read, A Tale of Two Cities being the first. A Tale of Two Cities is, well, everyone knows what it is like. I absolutely loved it. Is there one person who hasn’t read it yet? I don’t…

French February

Adam, from Classics Club has invited me to yet another amazing reading challenge that I now look forward to. The French February Event. The rules are simple, should it interest you join in the challenge. All you have to do is read novels from French Authors, as many as you like.  The event runs between…