Indeed, “Boy Wonder” is more of a novel about Hollywood than the others on this list. Presented in the format of an oral history, the reader traces the life of young cinephile that rises up the ladder from nobody to B-movie legend to the stage of the Academy Awards.
Keep in mind that not all bookcases by definition have to climb the length of the wall. You can cut out a small opening to insert a built-in bookshelf that is situated in such a way that you don’t have to stand on tiptoe nor bend over to retrieve a book.
“Sneaky People” is a darkly comic tale of a used car salesman plotting to kill his wife and marry his cheap mistress seems a likely project for the Coen Brothers. That simplistic overview of the plot, however, is really just the thin layer of veneer plastered over a much deep investigation into the inherent sneakiness of the human race.
The letter from Billy the Kid to the future author of “Ben-Hur” resulted in a secret meeting taking place in March 1979.
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown is one of the biggest selling children’s book of…
But what is most unusual about this particular story of a life being told from beyond the grave is that Patience Worth didn’t stop with her own story; she narrated fascinating tales to Mrs. Curran; a series of historical fictions which eventually were written and published
Milo’s crusade is the greatest symbol of negation in the entire book because his actions serve to negate the very basis for the war. By engaging in business with the enemy, Milo ultimately serves to prove beyond a doubt that war is utterly meaningless. The opposing sides will always reconcile and start doing business.
Her stories noticeably have a veneer of normalcy to them, taking place in small town America and involving people of no particularly unusual talents. But lying not terribly deep beneath that veneer there is usually an unsettling and grotesque mockery of accepted institutions.
The Dream of a Ridiculous Man explores the basic existential dilemma of why man should choose to do good in the absence of proof of a reward in the afterlife.
A book review of A Fatal Friendship by Arnold Rogow. The book explores the relationship between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr and speculates on what led to their infamous duel.