Category Archives: Book Reviews

Is “Battle Royale” Worth the Read?

After they read the very first page, readers will refuse to put down Koushin Takami’s masterpiece, Battle Royale. The dystopia follows a junior high school class whose members are driven to fight each other to the death in a program organized by the Republic of Greater Asia, a totalitarian Japanese government. Although completed in 1996,

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“East of Eden” is Truly John Steinbeck’s Magnum Opus

Recreating the stories of Genesis through two interweaving families, East of Eden has captured the hearts of its readers since its publication in 1952. The first family, the Hamiltons, is led by the self-educated Irishman, Samuel Hamilton. Samuel and his wife, Liza, raise nine children in the Salinas Valley of California. Although never wealthy, the

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“The Da Vinci Code” Book Review

By Klaira Zakarian Currently, I am reading the “Da Vinci Code,” by Dan Brown. This is a very exciting, suspenseful, and mysterious realistic fiction book about two characters who are brought together after the death of Jacques Sauinère, a very famous and powerful man. The main characters, Robert Langdon and Sophie Neveu, are on a

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