Writers are obsessed with villains. From the obvious enemy to the subtle rogue, villains add a depth to a story rarely plumbed by the hero. Their personalities are as intriguing as their acts, and their motivations, however sinister, are often what keep us turning pages as readers. As much as we may cringe at their… Read More »
Tags: Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, Ken Kesey, Misery, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Patricia Highsmith, Stephen King, Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games, The Silence of the Lambs, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Thomas Harris
Time travel may be a familiar trope of science fiction books, but it’s not a theme that is limited to that fantastical genre. Moving in and out of different eras has also been deftly handled in commercial and literary fiction, weaving storylines through the past, the present and even the future without sacrificing the development… Read More »
Old Yeller, Black Beauty and Lassie are so ensconced in popular culture that it feels like they belong to our childhoods—that they are as close to our own family pet as any animal can get without us having to poop and scoop after them. Not only did they help open our hearts and our minds… Read More »
Tags: A Dog’s Purpose, Andre Alexis, Charlotte's Web, Cujo, E.B. White, Fifteen Dogs, Jack London, Josh Grogan, Karen Joy Fowler, Life of Pi, Marley and Me: Love and Life with the World’s Worst Dog, Stephen King, The Call of the Wild, W. Bruce Cameron, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Yann Martel
Are you a lover of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein? We’re celebrating this literary classic with 6 monster reads that will have you howling for more!