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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel

There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445


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Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

Hannah Johnson, January 1, 2013

My new favourite young adult book of all time, and without a doubt one of the best illustrator and writer combinations! I've been a huge fan of Keith Thompson's art for years so when I heard he had illustrated this book I had to buy it. The story itself, when it was first described to me, sounded interesting but nothing overly special - how wrong my first impression was! I love steampunk-themed things but sometimes I feel steampunk media gets a little too stuck on that aspect of the story and forgets about the humanity and the plot. Leviathan, however, COMPLETELY rekindled my faith and my excitement in steampunk media. When I took a chance and sat down to read this book I was hooked for life after just the first page, and couldn't put it down til the last. Leviathan has the thrill and danger of war, one of the most natural depictions of friendship and comradery I've seen in a decade, and perfectly captures the magic and epic feeling of a steampunk world without ever once distracting the reader from the true story. Impressive indeed, and a very fun and fulfilling read.
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