Category: Philosophy

Aristotle’s Poetics

What can I say about Aristotle’s Poetics that has not already been said, and by those much more capable? Certainly, despite being just a collection of drafts and journal entries, this is one of the most significant, relevant, and pervasive pieces of literary criticism… Continue Reading “Aristotle’s Poetics”

Thoughts: Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

Siddhartha by Herman Hesse Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 3 Siddhartha is the story of, well, Siddhartha. It begins when he is a young boy in India, well-liked and well-respected by his peers and elders. He is on the path to holiness,… Continue Reading “Thoughts: Siddhartha by Herman Hesse”

Review: Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 33 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful (socially, academically, etc.) Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie is perhaps the perfect example of American Naturalism.  In it, a small-town Wisconsin girl, Carrie Meeber, moves… Continue Reading “Review: Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser”

Review: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand Final Verdict: 1.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 13 Plot/Story:  1 – Unbelievable Plot/Story. I must preface this review by stating that, having read Ayn Rand’s “About the Author” section, prior to reading this book, I commenced this monster with… Continue Reading “Review: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand”

Review: Eeeee Eee Eeee by Tao Lin

Eeeee Eee Eeee by Tao Lin Final Verdict: 3.25 out of 4.0 YTD:  7 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful The title of this novel, Eeeee Eee Eeee, should be enough to tip off the reader that the book is going to… Continue Reading “Review: Eeeee Eee Eeee by Tao Lin”