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A failed dystopian novel– book review of The Circle

Book Introduction In The Circle, Eggers creates an Internet company that seeks to take over the world by controlling users’ data and personal information. Following the story of Mae Holland, a female employee of the company, the book explores the devastating effects of a totalitarian government that controls citizens’ privacy and private information. book recommendationContinue reading “A failed dystopian novel– book review of The Circle”

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Narrative and Culture–An Orchestra of Minorities

book introduction: The book is a hopeless love story between Chinoso and Ndali, whose family backgrounds are completely different. The book is also a celebration of love and an eulogy of the loss of love and life. Spanning continents and narrated by a chi, a guardian spirit of the Igbo culture, the story traverses theContinue reading “Narrative and Culture–An Orchestra of Minorities”

Warning against a dystopian society–1984

book introduction: 1984 is a dystopian novel by George Orwell. In the book, the author imagines a totalitarian government that controls people’s thoughts and behavior. Winston Smith, a minor functionary, commits thought crime by entering the love affair with a co-worker and trying to rebel. book recommendation: The book is very well-written. The plots areContinue reading “Warning against a dystopian society–1984”

The Universality in The Leavers- The Leavers

Book Introduction The book is about Deming Guo and his birth mother Peilan Guo. One day Peilan went missing and the life of the mother and the son changed forever. The story takes place in New York, the United States and Fuzhou, China. Book Recommendation The book is worth reading for its valuable messages. WhileContinue reading “The Universality in The Leavers- The Leavers”

The Simplicity of Life- Walden

Book Introduction Written by Thoreau, Walden is the reflection of the two-year experiences living at the Walden pond by himself. Thoreau lived a life of simplicity and self-reliance, and he learned a great deal and about the individual and nature. Book Recommendation The book will take you away to the beautiful world of Thoreau’s. There,Continue reading “The Simplicity of Life- Walden”

The Danger of a Single Story- Gone With the Wind

I’ll think of it all tomorrow, at Tara. I can stand it then. Tomorrow, I’ll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day.” — Margaret Mitchell Book Introduction Gone With the Wind takes place in Atlanta during the time of the American Civil War. It deals with the personalContinue reading “The Danger of a Single Story- Gone With the Wind”

Common Dark Side Disclosure- Crazy Rich Asians

“Just because some people actually work for their money doesn’t mean they are beneath you.” — Kevin Kwan Book Intro Crazy Rich Asians is Kevin Kwan’s first novel, which is written in 2013. It is about Rachel’s trip to Singapore with her boyfriend Nick Young and her reaction upon realizing Nick’s family as the wealthiest familyContinue reading “Common Dark Side Disclosure- Crazy Rich Asians”

The Destruction of Happy Families- Persepolis

“One can forgive but one should never forget”. Book Introduction As a graphic novel, Persepolis is about Marjane growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Satrapi tells the story of her childhood under the overthrow of the shah’s regime, the triumph of the Iranian Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. From aContinue reading “The Destruction of Happy Families- Persepolis”

Unity and Conflicts- Animal Farm

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” — George Orwell Book Intro Animal Farm is about a farm being taken over by overworked and mistreated animals and ended up being ruled under totalitarianism. Stalinist Russia was considered the target when the book was first published. However, this masterpiece could apply toContinue reading “Unity and Conflicts- Animal Farm”

Social Change by Colonialism- Things Fall Apart

“Turning and turning in the widening gyre, the falcon cannnot hear the falconer; things fall apart, the center cannot hold; mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.” — W.B Yeats, “The Second Coming” Book Intro Things Fall Apart is the first of three novels in Chinua Achebe’s critically acclaimed African Trilogy. It described Africa’s encounter withContinue reading “Social Change by Colonialism- Things Fall Apart”