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New Moon: In Which Bad Becomes Worse, And It’s All Downhill From Here.

In my review of Twilight, I commented that it was a bad book, but not exactly the imminent death of literature or worthy of the seething hatred many bear for it. I dismissed the work as a black mark on the Vampire Mythos that will soon fade into obscurity. That was before I moved on […]

Twilight: Not the Antichrist, but that’s not saying much.

There really isn’t a “safe” stance to take in reviewing Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight. The book is a smash hit with teen girls all over the world and has a large adoring fandom. It also has an equally large if not larger hatedom that despises the book as an atrocious cancer eating away at the respectability […]

Reflections On Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood

When Truman Capote wrote his masterpiece, In Cold Blood, he claimed he had not just written a book but created a new genre; the nonfiction novel. While this claim to being the first nonfiction novel has been contested by some, it cannot be denied that In Cold Blood was the book that launched and popularized […]