Look Homeward, Angel

I've just finished reading Look Homeward, Angel by American novelist, Thomas Wolfe, published in 1929. Wolfe grew up the youngest of 8 children in Asheville, North Carolina and this book closely follows his own life, so that it is considered very much autobiographical, with the character of Eugene Gant being Wolfe. Altamont is Asheville and …

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Camino Island

I've recently read Camino Island by American author, John Grisham. This is the only Grisham book in my collection. I don't typically buy mystery books, although I respect this writer and a few years ago took the opportunity to hear John Grisham speak on writing in person at the University of North Carolina at Chapel …

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Rabbit is Rich

Rabbit is Rich is the third installment of the Rabbit series written by American writer, John Updike, published in 1981, and received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1982 and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1981. Updike realistically portrays middle-class, small town social and political changes of the late 1970's. This story continues …

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Robinson Crusoe

Whenever an author of literature mentions other authors and their literature in their works, I take notice. So when one of my favorite English authors, Wilkie Collins has one of my favorite characters in The Moonstone, Gabriel Betteridge, reading and talking about Robinson Crusoe, starting from the first paragraphs of chapter 1 and throughout The …

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