Tag Archives: literature

My Damn Academic Life

It’s been a really long time (like always) since I’ve written anything here. I must really try to not make excuses, but it’s really difficult for me to juggle EVERYTHING in my life at the moment. Academia is a world … Continue reading

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“Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov // [Book Review]

You know this kind of thing is very possible and happens on a daily basis. You read it in the news and see it on TV. It’s one of those issues that everyone knows about, but does not talk about. … Continue reading

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“The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde // [Book Review]

My first contact with this novel was through a short story by Neil Gaiman called “The Wedding Present” for our first-year English Studies class. The short story basically dealt with the concept of happiness and whether it really exists or … Continue reading

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“More Than This” by Patrick Ness // [Book Review]

A model of identity creation. Have you ever felt that there had to be something more than what is going on? Like there is some point to it all? Patrick Ness addresses this issue in his latest novel More Than This. … Continue reading

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Lauren Beukes’ “The Shining Girls” // [Book Review]

Yay! I finally get to review a South African author! It also happens to be my favourite South African author (and shamefully the only one I’m reading at the moment). Lauren Beukes is giving me so much hope for the … Continue reading

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“The Great Gatsby” // [Film Review]

Baz Luhrmann is synonymous with two things: films that are drenched in visual effects and imagery, and films with an explosive soundtrack. He loves his visual theatrics and uses it well. Lurhmann keeps up this exaggerative tradition with his latest … Continue reading

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Jodi Picoult’s “The Pact” // [Book Review]

The books I’ve read in my lifetime are mostly made up of YA fantasy novels, novels where ordinary people are put into fantastic worlds and school setworks (like Shakespeare and 20th-century stuff). Like my friends, I was attracted to books … Continue reading

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