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Flat Top Mountain Ranch: The Beginning

Flat Top Mountain Ranch: The Beginning is a western full of action, adventure, Indians and cowboys. It’s a story of two young man, Ty and Jack, who try to build their future away from the horrors of the war. More at https://forums.onlinebookclub.org/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=205717

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The Other Emily

The Other Emily by Dean Koontz 3.5 out of 5 stars The Other Emily was the first Dean Koontz novel that I read. I remember looking through his works in my local library some years ago, as a teenager I think, but I never read one until now. I actually listened to most of it onContinue reading “The Other Emily”

MA Victorian Studies

As I started my MA in Victorian Studies at Birkbeck College this week, I spent the last couple of days preparing. It is a literature course, but they put pressure on understanding the historical and cultural context. That’s why we start the year with French Revolution. As a part of preparation for the course, IContinue reading “MA Victorian Studies”

Reviving the classics: Northanger Abbey

‘No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy, would have supposed her born to be an heroine’[1] Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen is characterised by the young age of the heroine. Catherine Morland is seventeen years old, making her a few years younger than Elisabeth and Jane Bennet and the same age asContinue reading “Reviving the classics: Northanger Abbey”

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

I solemnly swear that I am up to no good. If you haven’t read the Harry Potter series yet, I will try to convince you that you are missing out on some great novels. The third part is, in my opinion, one of the best, as it is full of action and surprising plot twists.Continue reading “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”

Unlight

Unlight by Chandra Sekhar is an original science fiction novel that focuses on the psychological aspects of the story. Instead of typical plot with alien attacks or unknown planets, we have a family sheltering from the severe weather in a high-tech complex. Check my full review: https://forums.onlinebookclub.org/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=200228

Reviving the classics: Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë is one of the classics we are all expected to know to some level. We either study it at school, read it for pleasure, watch the adaptation or hear so much about it that it feels like we know it by heart. It is supposed to be one of theContinue reading “Reviving the classics: Wuthering Heights”

Lore

Bind your fate to mine. Lore by Alexandra Bracken is an exciting, fast-paced novel set in a world where Greek gods and heroes live among New Yorkers. It is full of action, adventure, love and friendship. In the fascinating world created by Bracken, Zeus punished the gods of Olympus by starting the first Agon— a circleContinue reading “Lore”

Coraline

This is my Polish edition of Coraline by Neil Gaiman. It was the first book by that author I have ever read, and many more followed. Don’t be put off by the young age of the main character- it’s one of those stories that can satisfy readers of every age.  Coraline tells a story of a girl whoContinue reading “Coraline”

Reviving the classics: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

White and black, good and evil, two sides of the same coin… I believe we all know this story. Or do we just think we do? Spoilers!!! Stevenson’s novella follows Mr Utterson, a respectful lawyer, as he investigates the figure of a mysterious Edward Hyde, whose bad reputation was based on his cruel treatment ofContinue reading “Reviving the classics: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”