Three novels of F. Scott FitzgeraldJuly 11, 2016 – 09:49 pm

Three novels of F. Scott Fitzgerald

On March 26, 1920, Scribner’s publishing house released “This Side of Paradise, ” the debut novel by author F. Scott Fitzgerald. The book sold out its first print run in only three days, vaulting the 23-year-old writer to literary stardom. Fitzgerald would spend spent the rest of the 1920s and 30s chronicling the excesses of the “Jazz Age” in short story collections and novels like “The Great Gatsby” and “Tender is the Night.” Along the way, he struggled…

Visual novels available in AmericaMay 16, 2016 – 06:09 pm

Visual novels available in America

I ve been intrigued by visual novels ever since I first came across an Electronic Gaming Monthly preview of Silent Hill: Play Novel, a Japan exclusive launch title for the Game Boy Advance. This little blurb about a game destined to never come to North America served as my introduction to the genre. I had wondered for years just what it meant for a game to be little more than text on a screen. It wasn t until the release of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney…

Top novels of 2014 and 2013May 8, 2016 – 05:26 pm

Top novels of 2014 and 2013

A graphic novel set in a mythical time when the world is still young, about a man from the North Pole who travels to the South Pole, where he meets a woman. They fall in love, only to discover that because they’re from different poles they repel each other magnetically and therefore can never touch. (Never mind that opposed magnetic poles actually attract each other, just go with it.) To fill the void between them they spin stories—fantastical, funny…

Urdu novels Aab e HayatApril 22, 2016 – 04:54 pm

Urdu novels Aab e Hayat

At the function to release the novel sometime back, encomiums were poured on the novel, which Ahmad Mahfooz termed as a ‘Jadeed Aab-e-Hayat’. Syed Hamid said that it will help the reader in understanding the Indo-Islamic culture. The central characters of the novel are Yusuf Saadakar, his daughter Wazeer Khanum and their family. It starts from Yusuf’s grandfather Makhsus Ullah and the last generation is Wazeer Khanum’s grandson Waseem Jafar. The novel…

Are novels realApril 18, 2016 – 04:33 pm

Are novels real

The omni­present and deadly threat to the novel has been imminent now for a long time … Will Self. Photograph: Karen Robinson for the Guardian Karen Robinson/Guardian If you happen to be a writer, one of the great benisons of having children is that your personal culture-mine is equipped with its own canaries. As you tunnel on relentlessly into the future, these little harbingers either choke on the noxious gases released by the extraction of decadence…

What are novels in verse?April 6, 2016 – 04:08 pm

What are novels in verse?

The Verse Novel (AKA: a novel in poems) is a new form of storytelling that’s hit the YA market in the last five to ten years. Intrigued by this new form, I spent some time during my studies at the Vermont College of Fine Art this past term exploring the nuts and bolts of this form. Due to it’s intense emotional scenes, use of white space, and often edgy content, verse novels have become very popular with teens. Many see this controversial new form…

New novels for Middle schoolApril 2, 2016 – 03:55 pm

New novels for Middle school

Best Middle School Books for Summer Reading Please click on any title heading to see the complete post which includes book reviews. You can also click on any book to purchase at Amazon. I compiled all the book lists I have made on for Middle School. I hope this helps you find some great books to keep your middle school child reading happily this summer. My oldest (12 year old girl) loved Hunger Games so much that she read the series 5 times. She liked…