Category: British Literature

Review: The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford

The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 42 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting and believable. The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion is considered to be (by its narrator) “the saddest story” ever told.  The implication… Continue Reading “Review: The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford”

Review: The Swimming-Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst (#OthersLitLGBT)

The Swimming Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 45 The Swimming-Pool Library is somehow both more and less than it would first appear.  Its main character, William Beckwith, is a wealthy, privileged young man – an inheritor of… Continue Reading “Review: The Swimming-Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst (#OthersLitLGBT)”

Review: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Final Verdict: 4.0 out of 4.0 YTD: 38 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful (socially, academically, etc.) “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in… Continue Reading “Review: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen”

Review: Sanditon by Jane Austen (#AustenInAugustRBR)

Sanditon by Jane Austen Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 31 Sanditon, though unfinished, is perhaps Austen’s most exciting, unusual, and promising piece of literature.  Unlike The Watsons, whose plot and ending can be relatively inferred, Sanditon is quite different from any of her other… Continue Reading “Review: Sanditon by Jane Austen (#AustenInAugustRBR)”

Review: The Watsons by Jane Austen (#AustenInAugustRBR)

The Watsons by Jane Austen Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 30 There is something bizarre about my relationship with unfinished works by brilliant writers; for some reason, these works end up being my favorites.  My favorite Hemingway novel, for instance, is The… Continue Reading “Review: The Watsons by Jane Austen (#AustenInAugustRBR)”