#BookSnapSunday – The First Stone

Have you ever finished reading a book, skimmed through some reviews on Goodreads and asked yourself: “Were we reading the same book?” The First Stone by Helen Garner was controversial when it was first published in 1995 and it still deeply divides readers today. In 1992 a Master at Ormond College in Melbourne was charged … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – The First Stone

#BookSnapSunday – The Bell Jar

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath It is a fine novel, as bitter and remorseless as her last poems…The world in which the events of the novel take place is a world bounded by the Cold War on one side and the sexual war on the other …This novel is not political or historical in … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – The Bell Jar

#BookSnapSunday – Great Expectations

Guilt and desire, money and the nature of capitalism are pervasive themes in Dickens’ magnificent novel. Pip’s expectation, before his expectations, is that he will be shown to have already committed a crime…The orphan Pip’s terrifying encounter with an escaped convict on the Kent marshes, and his mysterious summons to the house of Miss Havisham … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – Great Expectations