Tuesday, 26 February 2013

A Reflection: Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility is Jane Austen’s first novel, and I must say has a much more tragic element to the romance than her later work. This is not my favorite Austen novel.  I find the constant heart-break of the two sisters, Elinor and Marianne, to be depressing and slightly tedious. What I found interesting about this novel, however, is the comparison between the two sisters. The brilliance of Austen titling the book Sense and Sensibility and leaving it to the reader to judge and determine who and what this is, is ingenious.  It is definitely worth the read, especially if you are an Austen fan—but my heart belongs to Pride and Prejudice…

Up Next: A Tale of Two Cities

Friday, 8 February 2013

A Reflection: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The fact that this novel began as a radio show makes me smile and fall in love with this humorous entertaining story even more than I already am. There is not much that I am going to say about this novel. I enjoyed how quick paced and funny this story is. I thank Douglas Adams for not making this into something overly serious and I would encourage anyone who is currently endanger of taking life to seriously, to read it.