Category Archives: Drama

11/22/63: History Is a Relentless Master

I’m a sucker for counterfactuals. (Nerd alert!) Perhaps it’s because I love history, but I’ve always enjoyed stories that consider how the past might have played out had key events gone in different direction. Stephen King’s new book, 11/22/63, which … Continue reading

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Old Money, New Money, Green Money, Blue Money: ‘The Great Gatsby’

OK, let’s get something straight right off the bat: There’s really nothing new to say about ‘The Great Gatsby.’ There’s probably an entire library’s worth of criticism, counter-criticism and counter-counter-criticism about the book. In fact, just by writing about it, … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Life and Other Concerns: ‘The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet’

With a title like The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, you have to wonder what the book’s about. As it turns out, the real question is: What isn’t it about? Author David Mitchell’s work features a love triangle, a … Continue reading

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