Bold, boring, and brilliant all at once. Leave it to an existentialist—is that right? Samuel Becket’s Waiting for Godot, a tragicomedy in two acts, is one of the most widely recognized plays of the 20th century.
Mainstream American audiences were already aware of The Reader, a 1995 German novel by law professor and judge Bernhard Schlink, before the 2008 film adaption starring Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes was released to wide acclaim. Yet, I found my reading experience largely consumed by a distaste for the author’s thematic intentions.
After decades of demand from fans, Stephen King finally published a memoir on the craft of writing in 2000, appropriately titled On Writing.
4/5 Stars Critic Score: A-Reader Score: B+ Published in 1969, Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children’s Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death is a postmodern science-fiction novel by Kurt Vonnegut known for its anti-war themes and experimental treatment of narrative chronology. The story follows Billy Pilgrim through various times in his life as a WWII Soldier and veteran….
Published in 1963 under “Victoria Lucas,” this roman à clef (true story with invented names) has become an iconic piece of literary feminism and is a widely celebrated story of mental illness.
Finished reading Gone Girl and wanting more? Tired of waiting for best-selling author Gillian Flynn’s next book? It’s time to turn to her other written works. And the good news? They’re all worth a look.
We all know the last thing on any college student’s mind is, “What’s another task I can add to my daily routine?”