I'm sure all of us have been subjected to this play in high school, so naturally it was going to appear on the list. However, after reading several other plays, and seeing the evolution of Shakespeare's style, I can appreciate the play so much more than before. Now, the idea of love at first sight … Continue reading “The Most Excellent** and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet,” from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by W. Shakespeare.
My Copy: 9781476764528 (image from amazon.com) Just so you know, Hemingway fans may hate this review. Actually, Hemingway haters might hate it, too, because I can't figure out how to describe this book...except that I couldn't finish it. I tried to for two weeks and only got through page 140. It's not that long of … Continue reading A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway
My Copy: 9780679722649 (Image from bookcoverarchive.com) Okay, if you've seen the classic film with Humphrey Bogart, then you've basically got the story down. I love this book. I've read it twice now and will be keeping this one on the shelves in my writer's hall-of-fame. I can't help it. Much like the film itself, the … Continue reading The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett