Book Review: The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)

The Bell Jar was a bit of a head scratcher for me. It was not what I had expected based on its renown in the literary canon of feminism. I experienced it as a rather depressing novel about a young woman’s struggle with mental health, with only a slight undertone...

Book Review: The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)

“The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.” The Catcher in the Rye is a colorful rant cum novel written from the perspective of a spoiled,...

Book Review: The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

Although I have heard for some time about The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, I have only recently managed to get around to reading this critically acclaimed novel. In fact, what prompted me to dive into it was another book that I recently read, Norwegian Wood,...

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