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In Defense Of Bad Novels: Part Three

Previously, we have discussed the need to defend bad novels in general as well as the worth that bad novels have in providing worthwhile questions that deserve answers. It is important at this point to consider that there are still … Continue reading

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In Defense Of Bad Novels: Part Two

In order to better understand the purposes and worth of literature that one might have several grounds to disparage and criticize, it is worthwhile to point out some of the ways that people seek to compare different types of literature. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Further Observations Of Lady Whistledown

The Further Observations Of Lady Whistledown, by Julia Quinn, Suzanne Enoch, Karen Hawkins, and Mia Ryan One of the most telling aspects of this particular book is the way that the four couples in this book are so dependent on … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lady Whistledown Strikes Back

Lady Whistledown Strikes Back, by Julia Quinn, Suzanne Enoch, Karen Hawkins, and Mia Ryan This book is made up of four romance novellas, and as a cooperative story there are definitely a great deal of common threads shared throughout the … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Offer From A Gentleman

An Offer From A Gentleman, by Julia Quinn The Bridgerton series has been known for its problematic portrayals of sexuality, and this book is no exception to that. This is lamentable, because although the heroine of this story is admittedly … Continue reading

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In Defense Of Bad Novels: Part One

Yesterday, as I write this, I had a conversation with someone at church about some of the books I have been reading recently and I commented that I was disappointed with some novels that I had read by an author … Continue reading

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Book Review: Because Of Miss Bridgerton

Because of Miss Bridgerton, by Julia Quinn One of the cliches that is often a truth is that our families are often a great burden to our success in love and relationships. Yet it is also true that we are … Continue reading

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Book Review: Reading Like A Writer

Reading Like A Writer: A Guide For People Who Love Books And For Those Who Want to Write Them, by Francine Prose It is perhaps inevitable that someone named Francine Prose would not only love literature enough to write books … Continue reading

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Book Review: In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote With this book, Truman Capote claims to have invented a new genre of writing, the nonfiction novel. This particular genre, which is an admittedly compelling way to examine a true crime situation like the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Writer And The World

The Writer And The World, by V.S. Naipaul This is not a bad collection of essays. To be sure, this book is not as good as it thinks it is, but this a common problem. Naipaul as a writer is … Continue reading

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