Frankenstein (Book Review)
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Frankenstein (Book Review)

It’s relevant today because any child you label with a negative (or positive) noun/adjective constantly eventually turns into that very thing. The monster becomes a monster purely from being named and treated as a monster. Frankenstein, the man, is more monster for playing God, and then abandoning his creation (which God would never do), and letting the events play out without more than just ravenous guilt. Is science and the pursuit of higher knowledge always the best choice in our world so desperate to make things better, easier, and more self-sufficient? Can justice be done in a world so full of broken and fallible creatures? Continue reading

Book Review – Breakfast at Tiffany’s, House of Flowers, A Diamond Guitar, A Christmas Memory
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Book Review – Breakfast at Tiffany’s, House of Flowers, A Diamond Guitar, A Christmas Memory

Goodreads blurb: It’s New York in the 1940s, where the martinis flow from cocktail hour till breakfast at Tiffany’s. And nice girls don’t, except, of course, Holly Golightly. Pursued by Mafia gangsters and playboy millionaires, Holly is a fragile eyeful of tawny hair and turned-up nose, a heart-breaker, a perplexer, a traveller, a tease. She … Continue reading