Category: Modernism

“A Modern March” Reading Event

I’ve been waiting for this!  Allie (A Literary Odyssey) is hosting a Modernist Literature event this March, and I’ve been saving two books specifically for it.  Now, the announcement post is up and I can officially “plan” my reading.  I will absolutely get through… Continue Reading ““A Modern March” Reading Event”

Review: Play It as It Lays by Joan Didion

Play It as It Lays by Joan Didion Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 43 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. Joan Didion’s Play It as It Lays is included in Time magazine’s “100 Best English-Language Novels from 1923 to 2005.”… Continue Reading “Review: Play It as It Lays by Joan Didion”

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: Seize the Day by Saul Bellow

Seize the Day by Saul Bellow Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 40 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting and believable. Poor Tommy Wilhelm.  Lost, jobless, loveless, and completely devoid of pride or any self-confidence.  This is Tommy’s day of reckoning.  When the novella… Continue Reading “Review: Seize the Day by Saul Bellow”

Review: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Final Verdict: 4.0 out of 4.0 YTD: 37 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful (socially, academically, etc.) Nick Carraway, our “honest” narrator, is a small-town, Midwestern boy who once spent some time in New York… Continue Reading “Review: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald”