Hey Book Lovers!
Today I’m trying something new and doing a Mini Review and Recommendation. I thought I would do this for the books I have read linked to my University Course as then I won’t go into too much detail and end up accidentally plagiarising myself should I use them for any essays. My essays are entered online and then they are scanned by that system to check if they plagiarise any websites, at the end they offer a similarity rating and show what is similar to what website.
First up is Prayer For The Stolen by Jennifer Clement.
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Title: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S Lewis
Genre: Children’s Fantasy
Rating: 4 stars
In this children’s classic, Lucy finds that an old wardrobe in a professor’s country house is a gateway to a magical land of fauns, centaurs, nymphs and talking animals – but also of the beautiful but evil White Witch who has held the land of Narnia in eternal winter for a hundred years. Continue reading “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – C.S Lewis”
Title: Peter Pan by J.M Barrie
Genre: Children’s Fantasy/ Adventure
Rating: 4.5 Stars
*The edition I own is the Puffin Chalks version created by Penguin*
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The Catcher in the Rye is described as being the ultimate novel for the disaffected youth as it follows a story told by Holden Caulfield, a seventeen year old drop out who has just been kicked out of his fourth school. I actually read this book as part of my university assignment but I had always wanted to because of course it is a classic, however I was quite disappointed. At first glance the story is overly descriptive and mundane, in fact there is nothing exciting to grab your attention as a reader other than the deeper context or meanings surrounding it.
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On the Road by Jack Kerouac ultimately chronicles Jack’s adventures as he traveled across America with his friend Neal Cassady (both pictured on the front of the book). Although the book is written in the form of fiction with the main characters becoming Dean Moriarty and Sal Paradise.
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Goodbye to Berlin is a Modernism/PostModernism Novel written in 1939 and set in Berlin admist the rising storm of the Nazi’s. Goodbye to Berlin is a series of short novellas within one continuous story offering the lives of a number of individuals as they live in Berlin during the rise and the power of the Nazi’s, the lives we encounter range from Christopher’s Landlady Fraulein Schroeder; Sally Bowles an English, Upper Class ‘Actress’, The Nowaks – a struggling working Class family and the Landauers, a wealthy civilized Jewish family who run Jewish stores. Each of there stories are narrated by Christopher Isherwood himself.
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