Mini-review: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: They are an unlikely pair: George is “small and quick and dark of face”; Lennie, a man of tremendous size, has the mind of a young child. Yet they have formed a “family,” clinging together in the face of loneliness and alienation. Laborers in California’s dusty vegetable fields, they hustle work when they … Continue reading Mini-review: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Review: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

⭐⭐⭐ Synopsis: 'All human beings, as we meet them, are commingled out of good and evil: and Edward Hyde, alone in the ranks of mankind, was pure evil' Published as a 'shilling shocker', Robert Louis Stevenson's dark psychological fantasy gave birth to the idea of the split personality. The story of respectable Dr Jekyll's strange … Continue reading Review: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Classics I want to read

I decided to have a perusal at the "Popular Classics Books" list on Goodreads and was amazed to find how many books I had marked as "to-read". I always say that I'm not a classics girl, but I have only read a few, so I can't really make an assumption like that just yet. Going … Continue reading Classics I want to read

Mini-review: The Monkey’s Paw by W. W. Jacobs

Synopsis: The White family are delighted when a friend gives them a monkey's paw that will grant them three wishes. They gain a little but at what cost? The paw turns happiness to fear and despair. Mini-review: “He wanted to show that fate ruled people's lives, and that those who interfered with it did so … Continue reading Mini-review: The Monkey’s Paw by W. W. Jacobs

Mini-review: Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates

Synopsis: Young Connie is beautiful and wants to be free from the burdens of her mother and sensible, boring sister. Sneaking around to meet boys when she has told her family she's going shopping, Connie catches the unwanted attention of Arnold Friend, who knows instantly, that he has to have her. Mini-review: Be nice to … Continue reading Mini-review: Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates