Reviewing the Classics #8: The Little Prince

Reviewing the Classics #8: The Little Prince
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Some classics have been around for centuries, other for a only a couple of years. They might be aimed at adults, others at children. Some took years to gain their status, others just sort of gained cult-status immediatly. The Little Prince belongs to the last of each of these categories. And I absolutely love it. Now, […]

Reviewing the Classics #7: War of the Worlds

Reviewing the Classics #7: War of the Worlds
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This is one of those cases where I basically did it to myself. First of all, I’m not usually all that keen on the kind of books where aliens come to the world. Blame it on my over-active imagination, but it tends to give me nightmares. Secondly, I’ve reached the conclusion – years ago, probably […]

Reviewing the Classics #6: The Railway Children

Reviewing the Classics #6: The Railway Children
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I’m pretty sure I already mentioned this somewhere, but I first read this book when I was sick. I’d always ask my dad to bring me some books from the library (because even then, I couldn’t stand being bored), and one time this one was part of the pile one of the many times I […]

Reviewing the Classics #5: Little Women

Reviewing the Classics #5: Little Women
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Little Women was probably the first classic I ever read. That’s to say: my grand-parents had an abreviated children’s version of it and I loved it. I actually read it so often that they eventually just let me have it. Because, you know, that seemed more prudent than just having me borrow it every month for 4 years […]

Reviewing the Classics #4: Tintin

Reviewing the Classics #4: Tintin
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So before you even get started on this one – how on earth is Tintin a classic, you might think? Well – just let me tell you for now: it is. (Don’t worry, I will go deeper into that a bit later). As for why I wanted to review this one? Well, about halfway through September, […]

Reviewing the Classics #3: Beatrix Potter’s Complete Tales

Reviewing the Classics #3: Beatrix Potter’s Complete Tales
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So I’m rereading classics and reviewing them – and even though this one isn’t technically Literature-with-capital-L, I absolutely feel that it does belong here (if only for the art, which is amazing) So what’s my opinion on this classic? Let’s find out! History First of all, I have to admit that I am probably incredibly […]

Reviewing the Classics #2: The Scarlet Letter

Reviewing the Classics #2: The Scarlet Letter
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As I said last time, reading more classics and reviewing more books has led me to create this new series, in which I review some of the great “literary classics” which are largely accepted as having “created literature” – but aren’t necessarily that “great” to read… This time: Reviewing the classics: The Scarlet Letter Now, […]