Evelyn Waugh – Scoop

This is the first book by Evelyn Waugh that I read. It also is the first book I’ve read, since I returned to the wonderful world of literature. I purchased this book, along with Brideshead Revisited, because I was drawn to the simplicity of the cover. Also, I have a book-buying problem! Scoop is a 1930s satire […]

Jane Austen – Northanger Abbey

Despite being the first novel that Austen started writing, Northanger Abbey was only published posthumously. It’s the second book by the much-acclaimed author that I have finished, and while I thought Pride & Prejudice was significantly more enjoyable, this book was quite readable as well. I concede that readable isn’t a very encouraging adjective for […]

Chuck Palahniuk – Diary

I hadn’t read anything by Palahniuk until I read this little gem. I still recall purchasing this book at Waterstones: initially, the plan was to pick up Fight Club, as that’s the book I really wanted to read, but this book grabbed my eye, and on a whim, I picked it up instead. Anyway, point […]

Mikhail Bulgakov – The Master and Margarita

It’s taken me a little over a month to finish this book, and I must say, it’s probably one of my greatest reading accomplishments ’til date. I found the first eighty-four pages tremendously trying, the next one-hundred-and-fifty odd pages amazing, and I was actually totally hooked to the ‘Book 2′ of this intimidating classic. At […]

William Goldman – The Princess Bride

Mish @ Stage And Canvas convinced me to read this book with a comment on the Great Movie Adaptations’ Weekly Geeks. It sounded like a fun, light-hearted read, and that’s exactly what it was. Fun. Light-hearted. Feel good. It’s a book that combines the best elements of all the classic fairy tales, and exaggerates them […]

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