It is not every day that a writer like Jane Austen appears with a book like “Sense and Sensibility.” In high school, everyone has to read “Pride and Prejudice,” but the other novels she wrote get left behind. “Sense and Sensibility” expresses the hardships of the times so eloquently it is almost poetic.
Author Archives: Christina Casci
'Iron Man' lacks some mettle
Superhero movies tend to either impress their audiences or let them down completely. Too
A book that makes even death look good
Death, despair and Hitler ripped through Europe in World War II. We have all heard the story from every vantage point we thought possible – the Jewish side, the Nazi side and those it touched that fell into neither category. However, the side of Death is not one we hear often.
'Atonement,' the book: a captivating tale of words and points of view
Words can do a lot. They can make a truth or tell a lie. They can finish a story or begin one. Words are the strongest power humans have. Building on this idea, Ian McEwan’s “Atonement” is a story about the power of words and what words can do with time.
The story begins in the English countryside with a wealthy family and its housekeeper’s son, Robbie.
Escaping stress through time travel
It’s a normal day: You go to work, come home, eat dinner and go about your other daily activities. Now imagine that all of a sudden, everything goes fuzzy and you wake up in an alley in New York City in 1968 with no clothes, money or clue where you are.
This is the life of Henry DeTamble in Audrey Niffenegger’s incandescent novel “The Time Traveler’s Wife.
Time travel made easy
Good historical novels are hard to find. Many have tried to create the perfect combination of history and story, but few have succeeded. Philippa Gregory is one of those who have written history in a new, fascinating and perfect way. Her writing style brings the reader to another place that truly cannot be escaped in “The Other Boleyn Girl.