Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre, the first book in the genre of romance that I’ve read, has proven that my preconception — all romance novels are terribly cheap and boring — is WRONG. If I had to compare David Copperfield with Jane Eyre, the latter book, in my opinion, is actually more interesting and vivid than the first [...]

Eon

Eon is a fantasy thriller by Alison Goodman that won the 2008 Aurealis Award for best fantasy novel. If you want a fast-paced and totally imaginary book to read, then Eon is for you. This book is based on complete fantasy but has a bit of folklore in it including dragons.

Eon is an apprentice [...]

PR on “The Road Not Taken”

All the great philosophers and poem analysts take one look at this poem and go, “Ah, this poem is a metaphor on the choices in life.” This, however, is not true. Poems do not have an exact meaning; the amount is infinite. As Mr. MacKnight said, the real secret behind a poem is to know [...]

Personal Response to The Way Through the Woods

Rudyard Kipling is a well-known poetry writer and we can clearly see why in his “The Way Through the Woods” poem. In my opinion, “The Way Through the Woods” is the best among all the poems Mr. MacKnight showed us. This is because of a wide variety of reasons. Firstly, I realized that I have [...]

Oliver Twist (The Parish Boy’s Progress)

Oliver Twist is the third book by Charles Dickens that I have read and for people who want to read his books, Oliver Twist is the one to start on. Although there are a lot of phrases and sayings that are complete nonsense to most of us, this book conveys the cruelty and misery of [...]

David Copperfield

Finally, after 4 weeks of reading, I have managed to finish one of the greatest classics in the world, David Copperfield. Never will you ever read a bigger book in your lifetime, I’m told. David Copperfield is a British classic written sometime in the 1800s by Charles Dickens, the same author who wrote the famous [...]

Will, Chance, Fate Thesis Statement

In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, there are signs that all three powers, will, fate and chance, play a major role in the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Which one decides the outcome of their deaths is debated. However, we will never know which one it is.

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Max’s Chance Post “Quoted by Eric”

Romeo and Juliet could have been killed by pure chance. Just being in the wrong place at the wrong time. There are a lot of examples of chance in the book. Some are directly related to Romeo and Juliet’s death and some are not.The first big example of chance being the killer of Romeo and [...]

Daniel’s Fate Post “Quoted by Eric”

Romeo and Juliet were possibly killed by fate. In the play Romeo and Juliet, there is evidence that suggest fate were the downfall of Romeo and Juliet. In the prologue the chorus enters and says the speech saying, “A pair of star-crossed lovers…fatal loins… death-marked love” (Prologue.i.6). The word ‘pair’ suggest they were talking about [...]

Time Riders

Imagine a 50-year old dressed in very abnormal clothing coming up to you and going,”Hey (Your Name Here), it’s me Bob. I’m your grandson.” Most of us would PROBABLY ignore him, report him to the police, take him for a lunatic or run away. However, have you ever thought about the possibility that time travel [...]

About Zhang Lijia

Certain writers in this world qualify as “good” but the author that visited us here in Suzhou qualifies as “magnificent”. Rarely is there a Chinese writer who writes in English and is famous for writing in English. Reflecting back on that, I found that Zhang Lijia’s english was very good for a foreigner and even [...]

Scorpia Rising

Scorpia Rising is the 9th and last thriller in the Alex Rider series written by Anthony Horowitz and is possibly the most adrenalin boosted book he has ever written. Fans of Alex Rider will forever crave for more even though Horowitz didn’t end the series in a cliff-hanger. The words Horowitz uses convey an enormous [...]

West Side Story

West Side Story proves to be a much more entertaining parody of Romeo and Juliet than other versions and also of the play itself. Made into a musical version of Romeo and Juliet, the movie therefore has lots of singing in it. Although West Side Story was better than the Romeo and Juliet we watched, [...]

Romeo and Juliet- 1st Body Paragraph

The largest majority of quotations in Romeo and Juliet are actions or things done or said by people intentionally. No, it wasn’t fated or dumb luck, it was themselves. For example, Romeo made his own idea to drink the poison which took his life and Juliet DECIDED to stab herself with Romeo’s dagger. One of [...]

Man vs. Beast- DEAR Midpost

“Punchy, exciting, glamorous and, what’s more, you’ll completely wish it was true.”

Quoted from the Sunday Express, I find this a very genuine representation of the Cherub series itself. First off, let me tell you what the Cherub series is about. Revolving around the idea of kid spies, CHERUB is a secret organization of [...]

The Well of Ascension

(Please read my previous post before reading this one as it may be complicated for you if you don’t.)

The Well of Ascension, or rather, what I would call it (The Well of Constant Tension), is the 2nd book following The Final Empire. Brandon Sanderson has done the author’s job of continuing a tense and [...]

The Final Empire-Mistborn Book 1

The Final Empire is the kind of book that could be read twice with the same amount of enthusiasm as the first time. Written by American fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson, this fantasy novel is the first book in the Mistborn Trilogy that follows the story of Vin and her friends in their heroic exploits against [...]

Inheritance

At long last, the eagerly awaited conclusion of the Inheritance Cycle was released on September 24th. Written by Christopher Paolini, Inheritance is the 4th book in the Inheritance Cycle which describes the stunning finale of Eragon and King Galbatorix. Rarely is there ever a book that is 900 pages long and is a bestseller on [...]

Deathscent-Intrigues of the Reflected Realm

Long long ago, in a Para-Realm close close by…

Deathscent is a fantasy novel written by Robin Jarvis set near the 16th or 17th century during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. It is exactly 175 years after the Beatification (in real life it’s supposed to mean “declaration by the pope that a dead person [...]

The Knife of Never Letting Go- DEAR

Do any of you crave blood, guts, action and sci-fi books all mixed into one best-selling thriller? Well if you do, The Knife of Never Letting Go is the book for you. Winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize as one of the best young adult books in 2009, reading this book will blow your [...]

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