Book Review: A Clockwork Orange

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE | Anthony Burgess 04.07.2011 (first published 1962) | Penguin Essentials Rating: 4/5 stars Alex is fifteen. He lives in a society where the youth are trying to overthrow the world around them and show that they are the group in charge. It’s common for teenagers like Alex to engage in extreme violence, … Continue reading Book Review: A Clockwork Orange

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Book Review: The Great Gatsby

THE GREAT GATSBY | F. Scott Fitzgerald 09.30.2004 (first published 1925) | Scribner Classic Rating: 5/5 stars Nick Carraway has just moved East to start a new life in the New York suburb of West Egg. He quickly finds that most things in New York are out of his economic status and settles on a … Continue reading Book Review: The Great Gatsby

Book Review: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST | Ken Kesey 06.26.2008 (first published 1962) | Penguin Classics Rating: 4/5 stars Chief Bromden is a patient living on a mental ward run by the tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched. Bromden has been here for years and most would categorize him as the mute, half-Indian found mopping random areas … Continue reading Book Review: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Book Review: Wuthering Heights

WUTHERING HEIGHTS | Emily Brontë Penguin Deluxe Edition | 08.25.2009 (original published in December 1847) Rating: 4/5 stars Wuthering Heights is a tumultuous ride through the life of Heathcliff, the Earnshaw family, and the Linton family. The story begins in the present (year 1801) with a new tenant, Mr. Lockwood, staying at Thrushcross Grange. He … Continue reading Book Review: Wuthering Heights