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Book Review: The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Once in a while, a book comes along that, after you read and close the book, leaves you with a sense of loss. Not every book does that, though the feeling is that it does. I’m not a big fan of love stories when it comes to books, but that is perhaps down to having read very few good ones. The Great Gatsby is a tale that has rekindled a hope that there are love stories that do not require mush, or an overt, public display of love. They hold my attention with how the love is expressed, how long it lasts, and how beautiful it feels to read it. Continue reading “Book Review: The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald”

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Book Review: The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank

I have thought over and over again, on how exactly do I review a book which is one of the toughest that I’ve found to read. I’ve debated with myself if what I write, what I want to write would be a review, and even wondered if such a book can be “reviewed”. To review a fiction is something that is somewhat easy when compared to reviewing a non-fiction. Through an autobiographical non-fiction book, one goes to the story of the author, their experience as they felt it, saw it, tasted it, heard it, smelled it… experienced it. When the book in question is a diary, a personal effect that holds the most dearest of thoughts, sometimes even those that cannot be shared with even the dearest of people, then my thoughts on those thoughts cannot really be a review. Continue reading “Book Review: The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank”