TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN is very different from a lot of John Green’s books. If you’re expecting the grandiose of TFiOS or PAPER TOWNS, you won’t find it here. But John’s said it’s his most personal novel, and that shows.
I’ve been waiting five years for another John Green book, and BOY DID THIS ONE NOT DISAPPOINT.
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Altogether, FRANKENSTEIN is a lot more human than I expected from a story about such a culturally important monster. But I think that’s the way it’s supposed to be—don’t we create our own monsters, too?
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The truth is, SONG OF ACHILLES breaks my heart. Within the first few pages, I fell in love with Madeline Miller’s style and Patroclus’ voice. It’s so unique, so captivating and warm and curious; I feel each of the character’s emotions as they come, love and betrayal and hurt and grief.
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The Odyssey is a pretty great adventure. There’s a reason it’s so famous, and that’s because it’s so characteristic of the adventure genre itself. The Odyssey is basically the “OG” starting point of the Monomyth, and t’s a perfect match for Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey model. I’d recommend it to any and all adventure and epic fantasy writers.
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Goodreads Summary: A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don’t know what, if anything, […]
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No one ever knew who Gatsby was. Some said he had been a German spy, others that he was related to one of Europe’s royal families. Nearly everyone took advantage of his fabulous hospitality. And it was fabulous. In his superb Long Island home he gave the most amazing parties, and not the least remarkable […]
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MY TIME HAS FINALLY COME. If you haven’t yet realized I am a Harry Potter mega-nerd, you’re about to figure it out. I’m obsessed with Harry Potter. The books were part of what first got me into writing. I love the entire universe. I’ve been to Universal Studios twice. I have a wand. I have […]
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I think everyone knows by now how much I love Rick Riordan’s books. I’ve talked about my love for his PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS and THE HEROES OF OLYMPUS series multiple times, and recently, I reviewed the first book of his Norse Gods series, THE SWORD OF SUMMER. I’ve been wanted to get my […]
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I’m back with another book recommendation! The year 1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell’s prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. 1984 is still the great modern classic of “negative utopia”—a startlingly original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing, from the […]
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Sorry for the lack of a post last week! I’ve been really busy this last little while with interviews, jobs, school and a hell of a lot of other stuff. I’m going to try and keep up blogging weekly from now on, but some adjustments will have to be made, like this one: instead of […]
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