Category: Classics

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

If you like scary stories, then this book is for you; for me, absolutely not. Why oh why would I give this very well written famous story one star?

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Moby Dick by Herman Melville

I’m reading Moby Dick as part of a personal challenge titled: My List of Betterment. I’ve been delighted and surprised at the contents of the book.

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The End of the Affair by Graham Greene – Audiobook

This book is the first Graham Greene book I’ve read And finished. I found it intriguing. It’s quite different to anything I’ve ever read before. Colin Firth’s narration made it very accessible. I think I was able to understand the story more through listening to Mr Firth’s interpretation than I would have, if I’d read the printed word.

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Reading Hemingway using five magic keys

The Sun Also Rises

A bookish observation: Hearing a voice from the Jazz Age for the first time. For me, the world of classic literature is like an old locked cupboard in the attic, I’m keen to break it open to see what’s inside. I’ve heard there’s some wonderful experiences waiting for me if I could just find the key. Recently I did just that, I found a key, well five actually and accessed a classic written by Ernest Hemingway, a voice from The Jazz Age.

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Australian Classics by Jane Gleeson-White

A bookish observation: There’s always a sense of warmth when reflecting on a book just read and enjoyed. That’s how I feel today about Jane Gleeson-White’s well written book “Australian Classics”. I found the book a pleasure to read. Each chapter was dedicated to a particular book and was a comfortable length explaining the what, how and why, of the chosen “Australian Classic” followed by the author’s story, some dazzling, others sad.

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