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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn follows an “ordinary” day in a Soviet Union “special camp”. Ivan Denisovich (Shukov) is eight plus years into his ten year sentence at a labor camp. Wrongfully arrested but happy to be alive, Shukhov

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

The Moonstone is a mystery novel published in 1868 by the Victorian author Wilkie Collins. In his day, Collins was well-loved and on par with Charles Dickens. But over time Collins’ fame faded. Only more recently has his works been rediscovered. This is the first

The Brothers Karamazov – Review

Fyodor Dostoevsky’s final novel, The Brothers Karamazov follows three brothers, Dmitri, Ivan, and Alexey (Alyosha). Each represents a different level of religious and philosophical belief. Their father, Fyodor Pavlovich is a sensualist and all around “dirty old man” who continuously failed his sons from their

The Starless Sea Review

The Starless Sea is Erin Morgenstern’s highly anticipated second novel. The story stars the young bookish/gamer Zachary whose life story takes a wild turn when he discovers a mysterious book in his college library. The main story line switches from following Zachary to excerpts from

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor – Review

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor is a fantasy story centered around two orphans from completely different worlds, Lazlo Strange and Sarai. Lazlo is a junior librarian that spends all his free time reading and dreaming. His focus centers around the city of Weep and