Joseph Conrad's novel "Heart of Darkness" can be interpreted as a critique of colonialism. The novel exposes the brutal exploitation of African peoples and resources by European colonizers in the Congo during the late 19th century. Through the character of Marlow, Conrad portrays the psychological and moral degradation of the European colonizers who are driven by greed, lust … [Read more...] about Book Review: Is Joseph Conrad’s novel “heart of darkness” a critique of colonialism, or praise of it?
"The Underdogs" (Spanish: "Los de abajo") is a powerful novel by Mexican author Mariano Azuela that vividly portrays the Mexican Revolution from the perspective of its participants. The novel was first published in 1915 and is considered one of the most important works of Mexican literature. The novel tells the story of a group of rebels led by Demetrio Macías, who join the … [Read more...] about Book Review: “The Underdogs” (Spanish: “Los de abajo”) by Mexican author Mariano Azuela
“Learning from Las Vegas,” which turns 50 this year "Learning from Las Vegas" by Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour is a groundbreaking book, which turns 50 this year, that explores the architectural and urban design of Las Vegas. The book is a critical examination of the city's built environment, with a focus on the iconic "Vegas Strip" and its … [Read more...] about “Learning from Las Vegas”: A Spectacular Study of the City’s Iconic Architecture and Design
"The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho is a powerful and thought-provoking novel that tells the story of a young shepherd named Santiago who embarks on a journey to fulfill his personal legend and discover his true purpose in life. The story begins with Santiago having a recurring dream about a hidden treasure waiting for him at the base of the Egyptian pyramids. He decides to leave … [Read more...] about “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho is a must-read for anyone seeking guidance and inspiration on their own journey through life
"The Unnamable" by H.P. Lovecraft is an obscure, but highly influential horror novel, first published in 1923. The novel is considered a classic of the horror genre, and it is considered one of Lovecraft's most notable works. The Unnamable is a difficult and challenging read, it's not a traditional novel, it's more of a novella, and it's a stream of consciousness narrative … [Read more...] about “The Unnamable”: An Obscure but Powerful Horror Classic by H.P. Lovecraft
"The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins is a thrilling and suspenseful novel that will keep readers on the edge of their seats from beginning to end. The story follows the main character, Rachel, who is divorced and struggling to move on with her life. She takes the train to work every day and passes by a house where she sees a couple, whom she believes to be the perfect … [Read more...] about Riding the Waves of Suspense: A Review of ‘The Girl on the Train’ by Paula Hawkins
Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel "The Handmaid's Tale" is a dystopian classic that remains just as relevant today as it was when it was first published. The story is set in the near future, where a totalitarian regime has taken over the United States, and women's rights have been completely stripped away. The protagonist, Offred, is a Handmaid, a class of women who are forced to … [Read more...] about “The Handmaid’s Tale” Review: A Thought-Provoking Dystopian Classic