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Strange Habits of Famous Writers

Creative people are often referred to as being strange. Indeed, the way such people approach trivial tasks, their outlooks, manners, and values can be slightly…

Summary of “Flowers for Algernon”

”Flowers for Algernon,” written in 1966 by Daniel Keyes, has rightly become one of the most well-known fantasy novels in world literature. Originally written as…

“Scream” by Edward Munch

Visual art as we know it today is completely different from what had been created before the 20th century. Realistic depictions of the surrounding reality…

“Divergent” by Veronica Roth

Divergent is the first book of a trilogy written by Veronica Roth, an American writer. It tells the story of a post-apocalyptic dystopia; the plot…

“World War Z” by Max Brooks

World War Z—An Oral History of the Zombie War is a post-apocalyptic novel written by American writer Maximillian Michael Brooks. Unlike many other zombie-novels, World…

“In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote

Truman Capote’s novel In Cold Blood, published in 1966, is one of the most prominent examples of the “new journalism” literary genre. It tells the…

Process of Writing a Book on a Contract

Writing a book is usually referred to as being an arduous, long-lasting task. I had three months to write one. I had a contract with…

“Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger

“The Catcher in the Rye”—a novel by Jerome D. Salinger, published in 1951—is one of the most brilliant novels in American literature of the 20th…

“The Shining” by Stanley Kubrick

One of the most ambiguous movies shot by Stanley Kubrick is “The Shining”—a horror film, that tells a story of a family that has moved…

“Three Comrades” by E. M. Remarque

Three Comrades, written by German writer Erich Maria Remarque, is one of the most famous novels in history. The plot develops around three wartime friends,…

“1984” by George Orwell

“1984” is a novel about totalitarianism and the fate of a single man who tried to escape from an overwhelming political regime. The book was…

The Underestimated Importance of Reading

For thousands of years, reading has been considered a worthy activity and books were and still are highly valued. Books are conduits of individual or…

“The Stranger” by Albert Camus

The Stranger is a famous novel written by French philosopher Albert Camus. It tells the story of a young Algerian man, Meursault, whose perception of…

“Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury

The dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 written by the famous fiction writer Ray Bradbury in 1953 tells the story of a 30-year-old fireman, Guy Montag. In…

“The Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka

The novella The Metamorphosis was written by Franz Kafka in 1912. It tells the story of the tragedy of a salesman, Gregor Samsa, who turned…

Prison Labor and Private Sector Profits

The recent scandal in the Montblare prison has, once again, brought to the surface an issue that has long been vigorously debated across the country.…

Why People Should Read Books

It is a disappointment that people read books less often in these days of widespread technological reliance (Siam, Book Stats: Why We Should Care). Books…

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