BOOK REVIEW

BOOK REVIEW · 11. November 2018
"The story is lush and atmospheric. Louise, the main character, is charming and adventurous." "Louise is a strong character and easy to love. Her story is captivating as she challenges the roles of women living during her time." "Yes, I enjoyed this immensely, a book to get lost in." "I absolutely loved Mistress Mine, it was an absolute gem of a story that I thoroughly enjoyed reading." "A fabulous 5 stars for a story that had me gripped from the start and for creating a character that I'm...
BOOK REVIEW · 25. October 2018
In little touches so subtle that they could go unnoticed, Kate Chopin gives clues that will explain the story of the characters, especially that of her heroine, Ada: "Even as a child she had lived her own small life all within herself. At a very early period she had apprehended instinctively the dual life—that outward existence which conforms, the inward life which questions." What I've been for thirty-three years, is here summed up in two lines! Well, that doesn’t seem like much, but it's...
BOOK REVIEW · 06. October 2018
Mary Wollstonecraft
A Vindication of the Rights of Women, by Mary Wollstonecraft « … the Rights of Woman must be respected, … I loudly demands JUSTICE for one half of the human race. » Mary Wollstonecraft While I read a book, I always have take some notes about beautiful words, interesting thoughts… I underline, not on the book pages, I hate this ! But on my red spiral notepad next to me, the quotes to remember or to use for my review. This time, I should have noticed nearly everything because each...
BOOK REVIEW · 23. September 2018
George Sand par Musset
A very nice love story in the countryside. Or A very nice love story of the countryside. Through this story of Marianne, a free girl, ignorant but full of finesse, and intelligent, George Sand shows us her countryside as she sees it, as she likes it. There are clever and witty points of view by Marianne about knowledge, art, painting, and peasants. Who can pretend to be the one who can see the beauty of nature? Read the book and you'll know it, because... how could you live without knowing the...
BOOK REVIEW · 14. August 2018
I read The Sorrows of Young Werther because it has to be read. The first pages bothered me by the condescending tone of the author towards people of “lower condition” than him. But I persevered and ... I did well! I understand that this book has passed the centuries. It is the story of an unhappy love lived by a young man rich enough to have nothing else to do but to sigh after the woman of his dreams, the perfect woman, who would exist, thus! Don’t look for humour in this book, what...
BOOK REVIEW · 04. July 2018
Jamaica’s motto is: "Out of Many One People" … and indeed, what a particular island we discover through this novel: an island inhabited by Blacks, Whites, slaves from Africa, Spanish first settlers, English who seized the island afterwards, French people, Chinese and Indian laborers, as many as different colors and cultures, this could be a paradise but Men being what they are, it’s most often a hell. In this fiction, Antoinette Cosway, a creole girl, tells her childhood at Coulibri...
BOOK REVIEW · 24. June 2018
Gabrielle Dubois' review: Wuthering Heights: “This is certainly a beautiful country! In all England, I do not believe that I could have fixed on a situation so completely removed from the stir of society. A perfect misanthropist’s heaven…” Here’s the first sentence of the novel and it gives us the tone: Heaven or hell? Desolate or romantic land? Love or hate? Humanity or animality? Wuthering Heights is a mixture and a permanent battle between each of these opposites. Nothing is flat,...
BOOK REVIEW · 03. June 2018
Enchanted April
BOOK REVIEW · 09. May 2018
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
In Italy, in 1860, a decadent and impoverished aristocracy, deaf to the upheavals of the world, still reigns over Sicily. But the disembarkation of the troops of the republican Giuseppe Garibaldi who wants to reunify Italy divided into several kingdoms,