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Powell's Q&A | September 3, 2014

Emily St. John Mandel: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Emily St. John Mandel

Describe your latest book. My new novel is called Station Eleven. It's about a traveling Shakespearean theatre company in a post-apocalyptic North... Continue »
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Mill on the Floss (World's Classics) by George Eliot
Mill on the Floss (World's Classics)

meeshwashere, March 15, 2009

The book is exemplary of its time, being that it is a mannerisms novel, full of gossip, deceit, and lust. While it displays an excellent skill for writing about rural London of the 1800's, my bias towards a more significant character and plot line cause me to rank it at a 4. While Eliot very artfully describes what she is trying to display to her readers, I could only help but wish that the characters in the novel were more significant to their surroundings. I know that the reason for Eliot's novel was not to tell the story of a significant hero in the history of London, but, like I said earlier, I have a bias towards that sort of thing. That being said, I did thoroughly enjoy the description and series of events that give the reader a reason to stay up late into the night reading chapter after chapter. Even with the simple and average characters, Eliot still managed to insert a few surprising twists and turns, especially at the end....
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Perrine's Sound and Sense: An Introduction to Poetry (Perrine's Sound & Sense: An Introduction to Poetry)
Perrine's Sound and Sense: An Introduction to Poetry (Perrine's Sound & Sense: An Introduction to Poetry)

meeshwashere, March 15, 2009

Though the book does very thoroughly explain the aspects of poetry that it sets out to teach, it lacks a certain variety in example that I believe would put the book up one more notch. Yes, there are many different kinds of poems in the book, but the writer's bias towards certain authors (i.e., Emily Dickinson) is awkwardly apparent. However, my overall review of the book is it ranked among the highest in its category. The explanations helped me to 'see the light', if you will, when I was struggling to break down the barrier that kept me from coming to a full understanding of a certain poem's purpose.
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