Ellie Reviews: “Station Eleven”

I hadn’t planned on doing another book review so soon- I was going to spread them out and post them here and there among other entries- but this book. Oh my gosh, you guys, THIS BOOK. THIS BOOK IS COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY AMAZEBALLS, AND YOU SHOULD ALL GO GET A COPY AND READ IT RIGHT NOW, I’M NOT EVEN KIDDING.

*ahem* Sorry, I got a little carried away there. Let’s try this again, with a bit more decorum. Right then, from the top: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Read more

Advertisements

Happily Ever After- For Real!

Nothing spoils an otherwise good story like a bad ending. And there are often times when, though we may grudgingly admit that a particular ending was fitting, we can’t help but wish that things had turned out differently- that the romantic pairings had been different, a villain hadn’t gotten off so lightly, or some particular character had just made slightly more sensible decisions. Well, today some of these injustices will (hopefully) be rectified, as we investigate how select works of literature perhaps should have ended.

Read more

Dr. Seusspeare, Part II

And now, dear readers, the literary sequel you’ve all been waiting for- the continuation of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, as told by Dr. Seuss (the first part of which, should you need a refresher, can be found here). So, without further ado, allow me to present:

William Shakespeare’s
The Tragedy of Macbeth
(
as told by Dr. Seuss)

Part the Second Read more

Words With Criminals

Allow me, dear readers, to present you with the following flight of literary fancy, inspired by this prompt from the users of r/writingprompts, over at Reddit: In a world where linguistic delinquency is on the rise, a Grammar Nazi is called to the scene of one of the most heinous crimes of his/her career. Read more

If These Books Could Talk

There’s so much we can learn from literary characters. The inhabitants of our favorite books can, through their examples and stories, teach us about courage, selflessness, friendship, heroism, love, passion, justice, freedom, hardship, determination, and good and evil. But what if we could learn from them more directly? What advice might they impart to us in their self-help books and how-to manuals? What dark secrets might be spilled in their tell-all memoirs? Let’s look at a sampling of what we might be offered, could literary characters put their own pens to paper: Read more

Brought To You By…

In the old days, we had patrons of the arts- wealthy individuals who sponsored artists and writers. These days? Well, these days we have corporate sponsorship. But suppose we’d had then what we have now? The shelves of your local library might look very different today had the authors of classic literature worked a little product placement into their books. For example: Read more

LTV 2

Well, dear readers, the second installment of Dr. Seusspeare’s “Macbeth” remains currently under production. However, while you wait for its debut, why not kick up your feet and relax with some of these fine televisual programs, brought to you courtesy of the Literary Universe: Read more