The Catcher In The Rye

Catcher In The Rye Book Review

It’s written by the American writer, J. D. Salinger.  It’s a classic novel originally published for adults and has been translated into almost all of the world’s major languages. Around 1 million copies are sold each year with total sales of more than 65 million books. Many have listed it as one of the  100 best English-language novels written since 1923.

Genre: Realist Fiction

5 Reasons Why It Is Your Next Book

  1. You want to understand a teenage life and the complex issues of innocence, identity, belonging, loss, and connection that they face.

  2. You want to experience a beautiful brother and sister relationship. It might remind you of your own sibling when you are reading it.

  3. You are curious to know why it has become popular with adolescent readers.

  4. It will help you in familiarizing you with teenage angst and alienation. It can help you in dealing better with your teenager kids if you are an adult; and if you are a teenager yourself, it will help you in understanding that you are not the only one who is feeling this way.

  5. You will see the fake life and society through the eye of a teenager who denies being one of them.

Best Quote

“I’m quite illiterate, but I read a lot.”

 

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Crime And Punishment

Crime And Punishment Book Review

It’s written by the Russian writer, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, who liked exploring human psychology through his work. This book was published when he returned from his exile in Siberia for 5 years.

Genre: Realist Fiction

5 Reasons Why It Is Your Next Book

  1. To enter the mind of a common man who has committed a crime.

  2. To know can you maintain your present state of mind after you do something horrendous.

  3. To know how the guilt plays tricks on a man.

  4. To understand whether good deeds done after a crime can compensate for whatever you have done.

  5. To feel the lives of poor in old Russia. 

     

Best Quote

“It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently.”

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Madame Bovary

Madame Bovary Book REview

It’s written by the French writer, Gustave Flaubert. It was his debut novel that was published in the year of 1856.

Genre: Realist Fiction

6 Reasons Why It Is Your Next Book

  1. You like realist stories.  I mourned the ending and even the sadness of the entire story for many days. This might be enough to convince you how much realism the author has added in his book’s characters, that you start living with them even without knowing.

  2. You want stories with great attention to psychological details of every character.

  3. You want to know what happens when you have romanticized view of love and life.

  4. It’s obvious adultery is wrong. Maybe this book will reaffirm your faith in it.

  5. The one question that comes to your mind when you finish this book is “Who is going to cry when I die?”. This should be something to make you curious about this book’s storyline.

  6. You love romance novels and you imagine your future husband as a reflection of one of them. 

Best Quote

“Love, she thought, must come suddenly, with great outbursts and lightnings,–a hurricane of the skies, which falls upon life, revolutionises it, roots up the will like a leaf, and sweeps the whole heart into the abyss.”

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