Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is one of his best novels. The author suggests that love is like cholera, it is a bad disease, that takes control over you and that will make you lose your head because of it.
Stephen King’s novel, Doctor Sleep, tells the story of the now middle-aged Danny, a man with telepathic abilities who is still recovering from a drama that happened during his childhood and who will use his gift to help a girl, Abra, who has the same talent as him, escape from a group of killers.
The world George Orwell images in his novel 1984 is one that is meant to look like a perfect place to be, but in fact it is a society where people are controlled, manipulated by telescreens, in order to do only what the Party – a tyrant organization – wants, regardless of the needs individuals have for independent thinking and private life.
William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury novel was released in 1929, but it was the year of 1931 that made this novel successful; the story line follows the life of the Compson family, which is part of the Southern aristocratic class and the story-telling is divided in four sections that present the thoughts of the three Compson brothers and their devoted “neggro”.
The science fiction novel Ender’s Game was published in 1985 by Orson Scott Card and it presents the image of the world and humanity being under-recovery, after two destructive attacks from the Fomics, an alien race that came on Earth in order to conquer and rule it; this best-selling novel has also been chosen by stage managers to make it into movies.
Nowadays, finding a science fiction novel that really worth being read is quite a risky business. Since there are so many from which you can make your choice, it slowly turns into the hardest one. So, make sure to stick with us and keep reading to meet the answer at the question… Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Nowadays, there are few of us to read a book, or at least to open it. There’s no wonder why, since the computer takes a lot from our time and… it never gives it back to us. In this case, keeping an eye on the following lines will help you get a better understanding of the situation.
By the way it treats certain issues and by the tragic tinge that surrounds the fight of the characters in general and especially the denouement, Tess of the d’Urbervilles of Thomas Hardy approaches the novel Far from the Madding Crowd of the same writer. Tess is the older daughter of the Durbeyfield, a poor family from Britain of the late 18th century, but who find out at some point that they would be descendants of an aristocratic family, d’Urbervilles. The [ Read More ]
Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life was written by George Eliot, the pen name of Mary Anne Evans, and its first volume was published in 1874 attracting huge success. The novel is rather unusual, as it is mainly a Victorian novel that has many modern characteristics. Unlike women writers of her period, Eliot did not write conventional romance fictions filled with stereotypical fantasies, but realistic novels. She adopted an obscure tone and refused happy endings. Middlemarch is considered one of [ Read More ]
Written by Mikhail Bungakov, The Master and Margarita is regarded as one of the most valuable novel of the 20th century. Through his fantastic elements, the Russian author satirizes the corruption of the Soviet Union under Stalin`s rule. Because of its satiric content pointing the government bureaucracy and decay, the manuscript was hidden for more than twenty years before publication. Plot summary The story is divided between two settings: Moscow in the 30`s and Jerusalem of Pontius Pilate during the [ Read More ]