Tag: Inspiring

William Shakespeare – Troilus and Cressida | Review

Title: Troilus and Cressida

Author: William Shakespeare

Type: Fiction

Page Count: 130

Rating: 4/5

I didn’t know much about Troilus and Cressida going into reading this, and so that made for a pretty interesting read. It turns out that I was already loosely familiar with the plotline from other takes on mythology, but I wasn’t really reading it for the plot anyway.

As usual, I was mostly gripped by Shakespeare’s masterful control of the English language, and it was an inspiring little read that left me wanting to read more. Fortunately, I have a bunch of other stunning Folio society editions of Shakespeare just waiting in the wings, so perhaps I’ll get to them sooner rather than later. Make of that what you will.

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Elaine M. Will – Dust Ship Glory | Review

Title: Dust Ship Glory

Author: Elaine M. Will

Type: Non-Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 179

Rating: 5*/5


Elaine M. Will - Dustship Glory

Elaine M. Will – Dustship Glory


Disclaimer: While I aim to be unbiased, I received a copy of this for free for review.

Wow, Elaine M. Will has done it again. Her last graphic novel, Look Straight Ahead, was very good. This one, though, is masterful. I can see it being taught in schools one day, particularly in the Saskatchewan area. And I’m not just saying that because she sent this.

In terms of the plot, it follows the fascinating true story of Tom Sukanen, an almost legendary figure who started to build a ship despite being nowhere near the sea. I won’t tell you what happens next because you ought to read the graphic novel to find out, but I will say that it was a moving story that was sad in places whilst simultaneously being inspiring. Plus the artwork was fantastic too, which means it pretty much ticks all of the boxes. I can’t think of a way to improve it.


Elaine Will

Elaine Will


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