The Shining

It's Halloween week. For the most part I really don't care about that, sorry, but as you may already know I am using it as an excuse to expand my horror knowledge by getting in to some classic genre fiction. Yesterday I went cult, today I'm going full blown mainstream blockbuster horror writing. It could… Continue reading The Shining

One Hundred Years of Solitude

It is difficult to know where to start with a book like this. I see little point in divulging any details of the plot as, for one, I do not believe the nuts and bolts of the narrative are as important as the language, the philosophy, and the general feeling of the novel. It would… Continue reading One Hundred Years of Solitude

Fahrenheit 451 – Classically Lacking #9

The honest truth is that when I first read Fahrenheit 451, I was underwhelmed. It is almost unfair, the weight of expectation that a book like this holds. Not only is it a certified “classic” studded with historical praise and numerous awards, it is a book that I expected to love. So, with the glorious 60th anniversary edition in hand, I return to Ray Bradbury’s most famous work. Why? I feel like I missed something