Rachel Reviews: ‘What We Talk About When We Talk About Love’ by Raymond Carver

This week, in my American Literature tutorial, we looked at a selection of short stories by Raymond Carver. Although I enjoyed all of the stories, my favourite was 'What We Talk About When We Talk About Love'.   Quick Synopsis: The story centres on two couples. The couples start drinking gin and begin reflecting on … Continue reading Rachel Reviews: ‘What We Talk About When We Talk About Love’ by Raymond Carver

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Rachel Reviews: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Does anyone else enjoy reading about wretched characters? 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' by Oscar Wilde is a novel full of such different (yet interesting) characters.  It is similar to many of the books that I have read for Victorian Literature, yet it is one that I have enjoyed the most.      “The only … Continue reading Rachel Reviews: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Rachel Reviews: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

We have read a lot of classic novels for Victorian literature. Classics seemed to be widely recognised stories that somehow weave themselves into pop culture / television. (The Simpsons have many episodes where they retell classic stories) However, I have found that I had misunderstood the inner details of these texts. Instead of previously knowing … Continue reading Rachel Reviews: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens