Tag: Plotline

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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H. G. Wells – The War of the Worlds | Review

Title: The War of the Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 199

Rating: 10/10


H.G. Wells - The War of the Worlds

H.G. Wells – The War of the Worlds


War of the Worlds blew me away like a Martian heat-ray – for some reason, I’d left it sitting on my bookshelf for over a year before I decided to read it. I thought it might take a long time to read, or that it would be tedious and uninteresting. I was wrong.

Wells’ writing is lucid and compelling, and he has a distinctive style that makes reading his work a pleasure. I’ll definitely be reading more of it – in particular, I’ve heard good things about The Time Machine. I think this could be the start of a long and fruitful relationship between myself and Mr. Wells.

The only downside was that I’d already seen the Hollywood film, and I couldn’t stop myself from imagining the Martians’ tripods as they appeared in the movie. Still, that’s not Wells’ fault, and the film was incredibly true to the novel in its depiction of the machines. It’s just a shame that it bastardised the plotline and moved it out of London, really. Go read the novel.


H.G. Wells

H.G. Wells


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