Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Brian Percival

Reviews

Tuesday, November 12 2013

'The Book Thief' Is a Tale of a Present That Promises No Future

Death's voiceover doesn't so much shape The Book Thief as direct your reading of it, which is to say, it describes what you see and suggests what you might think about it.


Tuesday, June 2 2009

The Old Curiosity Shop

If you like your Dickens dark, this is about as bleak as it gets.


Thursday, June 19 2008

The Elizabeth Gaskell Collection

Though her name is not a household one, Gaskell's willingness to take on some of the important social issues of the era make her an author deserving of wider exposure.


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