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Stop Time Now, I want this one to end

Advantages: Highly intellectual
Disadvantages: Not particularly enjoyable

Sometimes we start reading "authors" as opposed to specific books, because we feel we ''should''. So it was with me and Huxley. I seem to remember reading and actually enjoying the classic ''Brave New World'' and so felt compelled to explore more of the ...

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Review of Time Must Have A Stop - Aldous Huxley

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A Labyrinth of Interconnecting Guilts

Advantages: Much easier than most of Huxley and with a proper story
Disadvantages: None

...got to grips with the idea that Huxley doesn’t so much want to tell a story as expound his ideas. Once you know that, it makes it easier to choose whether to read him or not. On balance, I have come down on the side of not – ...

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Review of The Genius and the Goddess - Aldous Huxley

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Villa Diodati's Legacy or Mary Shelley's Counter-Enlightenme

Advantages: The most comprehensive edition of the classic novel required
Disadvantages: None

For those who are unaware of one of the most famous stories in Gothic literature, I would like to introduce you to “the story of Frankenstein… I think it will thrill you. It may shock you. It might even horrify you.” You won’t find any of these lines in t ...

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Review of Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus - Mary Shelley

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Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange - Disappointing

Advantages: Cultural Interest
Disadvantages: Not very well written, inconsistencies, prejudice offputting

Published: Penguin Classics, Nov 2014 Hardback, 496 pages Translated by Malcolm C. Lyons The First English Translation of a Medieval Arab Fantasy Collection This is a collection of 18 short stories found in an incomplete manuscript in Istanb ...

ladyofflame 15.05.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange - Malcolm C. Lyons

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The dark disturbing wit of Saki

Advantages: The dark humour of many of the timeless stories
Disadvantages: Some of the humour is rather dated

... ‘Saki’ ‘Saki’, a name taken from ‘The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam’, was the pseudonym of Hector Hugh Munro (1870-1916). Although he wrote a couple of novels, three very short plays and a work on Russian history, he is best remembered for his short s ...

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Review of The Complete Saki - Saki

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