Category Archives: Classics

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë – Classic

Finally, my Brontë virginity is gone! This classic has been on my to-read list for years… but sadly it didn’t live up to the hype. While I’m not fully disappointed, I’m a bit “meh” about it all. Continue reading

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A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood

A stark narrative, but a quiet and subtle page turner. George feels like he could be your next door neighbour, your friend, or even you. (3.5/5 stars) Continue reading

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Sons & Lovers by D.H. Lawrence

Having only read “Lady Chatterly’s Lover” by D. H. Lawrence, I thought it was high time I explore something else of his. And since I enjoyed “Lady Chatterly” so much, I had very high hopes. Hopes that were not entirely fulfilled by “Sons and Lovers”, a book which I somehow managed to find simultaneously boring and fascinating. Most bizarre indeed. Continue reading

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A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

A Clockwork Orange is a book most people will have heard about, but not necessarily have read, perhaps frightened off by its controversial reputation. And the reputation is deserved — it is violent, disturbing, occasionally sickening, but nonetheless insightful and thought-provoking. Continue reading

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Far From The Madding Crowd

This review is a little late in coming, but better late than never, eh? My rating: I hadn’t read a proper classic in a good long while, choosing instead to indulge in the more mainstream books which make for such … Continue reading

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