In A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles’ narrator muses over how “a man must master his circumstances or otherwise be mastered by them”. Is Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov-the protagonist of the story, able to accomplish this? The story is set in Russia’s oldest hotels- Hotel Metropol, where the Count is imprisoned for the rest of… Continue reading A Gentleman Indeed! : A Gentleman in Moscow Review
The House of the Seven Gables opens with “a rusty wooden house, with seven acutely peaked gables … bearing the traces not merely of outward storm and sunshine, but expressive, also, of the long lapse of mortal life”. The reader instantly pictures a simple and old house, but is it just that? The story was… Continue reading It was an ‘okay’ read: The House of the Seven Gables
In Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe quotes “the worst use you can put a man to is to hang him” and she readily rejects it saying “no, there is another use that a man can be put to that is WORSE!” What does she refer to? When Uncle Tom’s Cabin was first published, it… Continue reading Uncle Tom’s Cabin: An Insight into 19th Century Slave Trade
Hello to the beautiful world, I read '13 Reasons Why' around two years ago and watched the season one of the TV series just last year. In today's post I am just going to mention the very few differences between the book and the TV series of '13 Reasons Why'. I am not planning to… Continue reading 13 Reasons Why : The Difference Between The Book and The TV Series
Even if happy endings are a never ending trend to most of the stories we read, death of the protagonist, has become a trend too. Although, such a plot device teaches us that our realities aren't made up of happy endings, I believe this trend has gone too far. Some of the love stories I… Continue reading Death Has Become a Cliche Plot Device for Plots!