Mary, Queen of Scots

by John Hale

After the long awaited death of Mary Tudor or “Bloody Mary” as the subjects knew her, Elizabeth ascended to power. Much to her people’s loathsome attitude towards her, Elizabeth triumphed as a queen who would finally succeed the Tudor dynasty. All other monarchs during her time were forgotten due to her lineage and her rule, full of scandal but one. Mary of Scots, after losing her husband, the king of France, left France to come... continue reading→

King Of Hearts

by Prassant Kevin

We, the readers, are required to raise our expectations. Unless we raise our expectations we are going to be fed all the written, unrefined words that are the result of a stunted imagination and dwarfed expression. These are more or less the words of the author Prassant Kevin. It makes us, the readers, proud of what we do. It places us on a pedestal where we are superior to many others, where we are honored... continue reading→

The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor

by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

The political scene was unfavorable, the story had been already sold, ripped till the last bone and it was a little too late after the fiasco. All these factors de-lured the author from writing the story of a shipwrecked sailor. Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, a renowned author, for his work such as “A Hundred Years of Solitude” and “Love In The Time Of Cholera”, wrote his first piece of non-fiction while he was a journalist. He... continue reading→

Love And Misadventure

by Lang Leav

Lang Leav had made it to the top of the charts when her book of short poems won the goodreads award for the best book in the poetry section. There were mixed reviews seen on the book. Those who liked the book praised it to the heights and those who did not like it criticized the bad writing. A book is no book if it is not written well. Hence, even after receiving the book... continue reading→

The Metamorphosis

by Franz Kafka

A combination of simple writing and lucid imagination is how anyone will describe Franz Kafka. Most of Kafka’s work is almost autobiographical in nature. In writing pitiful characters without any will to change their life or any throat to voice their opinion, Kafka tries to pen his life on paper. Due to an illness that takes his life, he did not see enough of his success. Metamorphosis is probably the most famous work of Franz... continue reading→

To Kill A Mocking Bird

by Harper Lee

Cover This classic, first published in 1960 has been published with different cover pages over the years. With a stark orange background that never fails to catch the eye and the symbolic mockingbird , some of the covers have the lead character- Scout on it, while some others have the tree –which again has a significance of its own in the plot. Most covers adopted for this book give some insight on the setting and... continue reading→