Or maybe “Mother died today.” Or maybe “Today, mother died.” Or maybe “Today, maman died.” Or maybe “Mommy died today.” During the quarantine (the incorrect word, I know) I assigned my college composition kids to read The Metamorphosis and one of the things I asked them to do with it is look at the opening line as it’s been translated by multiple different translators. Then I said to put the German sentence into Google translate and see what you get. Because we’re in distance learning, we […]
Episode 1-24: Two People Can Keep a Secret If One of Them is Dead Wherein I review: 91. The Stranger by Harlan Coben 92. Brief Cases by Jim Butcher 93. Ghostman (Jack White #1) by Roger Hobbs What would you do to keep a secret? Harlan Coben suggests you would embark on a decades long coverup that involves the murder of your childhood friends. Roger Hobbs believes in going full ghost on the heisting. And Jim Butcher…returns from the grave!!!!
Enter The Ellimist, an all-powerful SPOILERS or is he END SPOILERS being who can bend space and time to his will, and who has taken an interest in the planet Earth. Andalites tell their children fairy stories about his kind; humans have never heard of him. He’s up to something. Gosh, Rachel books are just the best. I alllmost upped this one to five stars, but I’m saving it. But allllmosst, because in The Stranger, I really feel like this series kicks into gear, and […]
I’ve fallen further behind in my reviews than I ever have. So, I’ve decided to do what I did for The Dresden Files: combine my reviews into one giant post. Is that cheating? I feel like that’s cheating. The longer I drag this out, though, the more I’m likely to fall behind. The Stranger, by Albert Camus (5 stars) Firstly, I read this because it’s one of the most frequently cited great novels from French literature. In my quest to read more classic novels this […]
My brother’s name was Musa. He had a name. But he’ll remain ‘the Arab’ forever. Albert Camus’ The Stranger, published in 1942, is a literary classic about one man’s existential crisis. The action of the novel takes place in Algeria under French colonial rule and the narrator, Meursault, is a Frenchman who has murdered an Arab. In The Meursault Investigation, Algerian journalist Kamel Daoud imagines the same story as told by the victim’s brother. The result is a powerful and insightful tale of the destructive […]