The Satanic Verses

“Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.” ― Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses Honoring Banned Books Week, I decided to write a review of The Satanic Verses. The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie's fourth novel, first published in 1988 and inspired partly... Continue Reading →

Nineteen Minutes

“When you don't fit in, you become superhuman. You can feel everyone else's eyes on you, stuck like Velcro. You can hear a whisper about you from a mile away. You can disappear, even when it looks like you're still standing right there. You can scream, and nobody hears a sound. You become the mutant... Continue Reading →

How To Steal Books

“Like most misery, it started with apparent happiness.” ― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief The Book Thief is a novel by Australian author Markus Zusak. It was first published in 2005 and it centers around the life of Liesel Meminger, a nine-year-old girl living in Germany during World War II. Liesel's experiences are narrated by Death, who... Continue Reading →

The Hours

“But there are still the hours, aren't there? One and then another, and you get through that one and then, my god, there's another.” ― Michael Cunningham, The Hours A year ago my wonderful Dancing English Teacher showed me a short video of The Hours. For such a short video it left a huge impact... Continue Reading →

Divergent, Insurgent & Allegiant

“Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible. It's learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.” ― Veronica Roth, Divergent One choice can transform you. In Beatrice Prior's Chicago, society is divided into five factions: Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent).... Continue Reading →

How to Take a Road Trip

“I was surprised, as always, by how easy the act of leaving was, and how good it felt. The world was suddenly rich with possibility.” ― Jack Kerouac, On the Road On the Road is a novel by American author Jack Kerouac, it's based on the road trips of Kerouac and his friends across America. The novel was... Continue Reading →

Room

“When I was a little kid I thought like a little kid, but now I'm five I know everything” ― Emma Donoghue, Room Room is a 2010 novel by Irish-Canadian author Emma Donoghue. The story is told from the perspective of a five-year-old boy, Jack, who is being held captive in a small room along... Continue Reading →

The Revenant

“Marshaling his strength, he rolled heavily on his stomach. He felt the snap of suture breaking and the warm wetness of new blood on his back. The pain diluted to nothing against the tide of his rage. Hugh Glass began to crawl.” ― Michael Punke, The Revenant The Revenant by Michael Punke is a 2002 novel based... Continue Reading →

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