The New York Times has said that the novel, Night, was “A slim volume of terrifying power.” The Los Angeles Times has also said that, When the Emperor Was Divine, is, “a gentle, understated novel…has more power than any other I have read about this time.” Both reviews express that the two novels express some type of strong emotion that impacts the readers and also the reviewers. Although these two novels are great to explain a lot on the events of how living in a concentration and holocaust camps are, they have a lot of differences and also similarities. In the two novels, Night and When the Emperor Was Divine, both plots are written about a war going on and how families are uprooted from their homes and taken hostage. Although these two stories have this similarity, there are plenty of differences. The characters in When the Emperor Was Divine were from a Japanese heritage.
History 113 December 2, 2014 “The Killer Angles” Essay After reading the novel The Killer Angles, by Michael Shaara, I discovered that this book had something different then all other history book I’ve read. It had the ability to draw me in, every page found a way to keep me hooked. This novel brought to life the great battle of Gettysburg in such detail and gave a real sense of what took place in those few days. Many times people take our country’s history for granted, however, the truth is that this battle and war were part of many that shaped the nation into what it is today which is something that should never be forgotten. Without all of the dedicated soldiers willing to give up their lives,
In this novel we begin much to slowly and continue in this way. Tolstoi was a thousand pages long and i read him without qualm so don’t think mere length or slower pacing is the trouble. Instead, like many Caribean authors, there is a formalism, almost trying to out-Brit the British that makes much of their work sound old, dry and very much of the past. This can be valuable until you realize that, of course, the past already has its voices and yes some of them are of color so why not go to those for whom such rigid codes were normal and more poetically used. I found this book dreary and dull
Timothy Taylor, a bestselling, award-winning novelist and journalist, adapts good characters and a good storyline but not adequate structure. His character switching happened excessively and focused too much on one character but not the others. The overuse on details in some sections was a major turn-off, while others did not have enough details to satisfy an average reader. His style of writing was also very odd for a writer. Throughout his novel, Taylor could not seem to find the in between place for anything.
PLAGIARISM Plagiarism has be around for a long time, there have been many scandals surrounding it, like the infamous Alex Haley episode during the 1970's, Haley was then known and recognized as famous author, who published the book Roots: The Saga of an American Family in 1976. A year later he won the Pulitzer Award. since then this book was much appreciated, but at this very time Haley confessed that he had accidentally picked up a few paragraphs from the book Rootsstory, which was authored by Harold Courlander. He pressed charges of plagiarism on Haley, though later the issue was resolved out of court (Forbidden Knowledge, 2009). So what is the deal about Plagiarism?
“He had been full of the idea so long, dreamed it through to the end…Now in the reaction he was running down like an overwound clock” (Fitzgerald 92). This comparison of Gatsby to an overwound clock shows the direct correlation between time and his unmet expectations slowly falling apart. Not a moment goes by without a direct or underlying reference to time. Gatsby’s grand view of time directly relates to how many people of the 1920’s did not see the world for what it could have been but only for what it was. The motif of time used by Fitzgerald shows the reader new sides of an already complex man,
Good vs. Evil The book “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” has been a very popular novel since it was published in 1886. The novel has been rewritten many different times by numerous people, but they all have the same main points. One of the biggest themes that the author tries to get across to the reader is that every person has good and evil in them, but they are not equal.
March 10, 2013 James Buckley Jr. Care of Triumph Books 601 S. LaSalle St Suite 500 Chicago, Illinois 60605 Dear James Buckley Jr.: I recently completed your book “Perfect,” and I was very impressed. My father brought it home one night for me to read, and it instantly caught my eye. The cover is very interesting and absorbing. I realized it was an older book due to it saying “The Inside Story of Baseball’s Seventeen Perfect Games,” when there are twenty-three perfect games as of 2013. Also, being a pretty big baseball fan, I recognized Randy Johnson on the cover, and he has been retired since 2009.
| Martin Luther King, Jr.’s many impeccable qualities make him one of the most inspirational and admired heroes of all time. His actions motivate and his words are legendary, carrying a great impact up to this day. “In the years since his assassination on April 4, 1968…Martin Luther King, Jr., has evolved from a prominent civil rights leader into the symbol for the civil rights movement in the United States. He is studied by school children of all backgrounds; his words are quoted by the powerless and the powerful, by anyone who has a dream to make her or his life better, to better the nation, or the world” (DISCovering Multicultural America. Online ed.).
Despite the slightly tedious nostalgia for the world of the New York intellectuals and the patient outlets of nineteen-fifties high journalism, I doubt that Edmund Wilson or Alfred Kazin would rightfully find much to complain about. New and new-ish journals such as McSweeney’s, n+1, The Point, and The Common have found their way; older magazines have been optimistically refurbished, or just optimistically survive anyway. There are plenty of reasons for this. One is that magazines, big and small, are taking over some of the cultural and literary ground vacated by newspapers in their seemingly unstoppable evaporation. Another is that the contemporary essay has for some time now been gaining energy as an escape from, or rival to, the perceived conservatism of much mainstream fiction.