The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

Howard Pyle Favourite Quote: “So passed the seasons then, so they pass now, and so they will pass in time to come, while we come and go like leaves of the tree that fall and are soon forgotten” Review: Were I to retitle this novel I would change it to “The Many Adventures of RobinContinue reading “The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood”

And Then There Were None

Agatha Christie Favourite Quote: “Ten little soldier boys went out to dine; One choked his little self and then there were Nine.” Review: My first plunge into the world of Agatha and certainly not a disappointment. A great story which is beautifully foreshadowed in the poem – a teaser of which is in the favouriteContinue reading “And Then There Were None”

The Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger Favourite Quote: “That guy Morrow was about as sensitive as a goddam toilet seat” Review: The perfect novel for anyone feeling lost in life. To describe this book in one word I would use the word angsty. Giving us the perspective of a rebellious teenager at ends with those around him and strugglingContinue reading “The Catcher in the Rye”

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

F. Scott Fitzgerald Favourite Quote: “As a bride it been she who had “dragged” Benjamin to dances and dinners – now conditions were reversed. She went out socially with him, but without enthusiasm, devoured already by that eternal inertia which comes to live with each of us one day and stays with us to theContinue reading “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

Brave New World

Aldous Huxley Favourite Quote: “Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn’t nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow byContinue reading “Brave New World”