Graphic Novel Review: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1 by Alan Moore
5 Stars , Fiction , Graphic Novels , Latest Posts / February 4, 2014

About: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1 by Alan Moore is a graphic novel collecting issue from the first run of this popular series. A movie by the same title was made in 2003, however don’t let that turn you off from reading this wonderful rendition. 176 pages Publisher: America’s Best Comics Language: English ISBN-10: 1563898586 My rating for The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1 – 5 Buy this book in paper or electronic format More Books by Alan Moore Part of the League of Extra­or­di­nary Gen­tle — Men of la — Book Chal­lenge (Vol. 1) Thoughts: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1 by Alan Moore brings in a bunch of famous fictional characters, written by different authors, to a steampunk adventure which spans literature and imagination. The story revolves around several famous Victorian characters which serve as a wonderful introduction to their stories and authors. The graphic novel is illustrated with skill and talent, every panel has an aim and is worthy of close examination. Every panel is aimed at the reader who, with some knowledge of the classics, can appreciate the humor and genius behind the lines and words. The characters which Mr. Moore “borrowed”…

Book Review: The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells

Article first published as Book Review: The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells on Blogcritics. About: The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells is another classic book by the famous English author written in 1901. At the time the novel was ridiculed, however it stood the test of time for over more than a Century. 176 pages Publisher: Dover Publications (December 18, 2000) Language: English ISBN-10: 0486414183 My rat­ing for The First Men in the Moon — 3 Buy this book paper or elec­tronic for­mat More books by H. G. Wells Part of the League of Extra­or­di­nary Gen­tle — Men of la — Book Chal­lenge (Vol. 1) Thoughts: The First Men in the Moon by H.G. Wells is a very imaginative book which, in the context of what we know now, is an amazing testament to Mr. Wells’ imagination, logic and foresight. In this book objects float in space, weightlessness is applicable, humans are able to cover large distances on the moon due to low gravity and spaceships generate an immense amount of heat returning to earth. The story also has several philosophical tones. The two main characters, Cavor and Bedford are at odds with one another…

Fun Facts Friday: The Scarlet letter
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / March 16, 2012

Today is the anniversary of the publication of Nathaniel Hawthorne‘s The Scarlet Letter. Besides a great tale, The Scarlet Letter also had a wonderful that goes with its own publication. Great price on this book in paper or FREE in elec­tronic For­mat through the Man of la Book Affil­i­ate Account More books by Nathaniel Hawthorne 1 )      The Scarlet letter is set in 17th century in Puritan Boston between 1642 – 1649. 2 )      The story that Hawthorne planned to publish the book as a novella and was convinced by his publisher to make it a full length novel is untrue. 3 )      The manuscript for the novel was written at 14 Ma.. St., Salem MA at the Peter Edgerley House. The house still stands. 4 )      Hawthorne believed the book would not be popular due to some portions which were “powerfully written”. 5 )      Contradictory to Hawthorne’s forecast, The Scarlet Letter was an instant best seller. 6 )      The Scarlet Letter started Hawthorne’s best period as a literary author. 7 )      Even though the novel sold many copies, it only brought in $1,500 to its author over a period of fourteen years. 8 )      Upon publications, protests arose in Salem due to the town’s depiction. 9…

Fun Facts Friday: Moll Flanders
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / January 27, 2012

This day in 1722 the novel The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe was published. As with all great novels there is a great story behind it. Scarlet Woman Moll Flanders keyhole paper sculpture red by ScathinglyBrilliant Great price on this book in paper or elec­tronic for­mat through the Man of la Book Affil­i­ate Account More Books by Daniel Defoe 1 ) The novel’s full title is The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, &c. Who was Born in Newgate, and during a Life of continu’d Variety for Threescore Years, besides her Childhood, was Twelve Year a Whore, five times a Wife (whereof once to her own Brother), Twelve Year a Thief, Eight Year a Transported Felon in Virginia, at last grew Rich, liv’d Honest, and died a Penitent. Written from her own Memorandums. 2 ) Defoe, a prolific writer, published two manuals on… good living before writing the novel. The Family Instructor and Religious Courtship. 3 ) After the success of Moll Flanders Defoe published another manual titled Conjugal Lewdness or Matrimonial Whoredom, a Treatise concerning the use and abuse of the Marriage Bed (with a title like that, I’d like to read it). 4 )…

Thoughts on: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
4 Stars , Classics , Fiction , Latest Posts / December 28, 2011

As time goes on, this novella could be read in several ways. There is the most known one, that of split personality, but also could be a pathological angle of investigating the nature of mental illness.  In these days, where science, technology and medicine is much more advanced, the story could also be read as a warning on the extreme use of mind altering chemicals, drugs or alcohol and the self destructive properties of such actions.

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