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The Carnivorous Carnival by Daniel Handler - Book Review
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The Carnivorous Carnival by Daniel Handler - Book Review

This is the book where you’ll see Olaf not wearing a disguise for the first time, but you’ll also see the plot picking up the pace. In the Netflix series adaptation, they make a great eff...

By   Ethan Griffin Ethan Griffin
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The Ersatz Elevator by Daniel Handler - Book Review
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The Ersatz Elevator by Daniel Handler - Book Review

The series begins to expand and the books start to become larger with the sixth book of the series. The Baudelaire orphans are once again sucked into the vortex of finding a guardian and Mr. Poe actu...

By   Ethan Griffin Ethan Griffin
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Book Review
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Book Review

Written in 1925 by F Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby started off as a slow seller. It was only post-World War II, after the author’s demise, did the book rise to prominence as one of the gre...

By   Ethan Griffin Ethan Griffin
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The Grim Grotto by Daniel Handler - Book Review
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The Grim Grotto by Daniel Handler - Book Review

The Grim Grotto brings the orphans into a whole new locale: the deepest parts of the sea, where they meet with new characters, who are VFD members as well. These people help them in their quest to es...

By   Ethan Griffin Ethan Griffin
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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood - Book Review
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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood - Book Review

It may be more famous for its media adaptations, but the book still arguably holds more depth than any of them. Atwood’s bestselling novel narrated by a female protagonist; Offred, takes place...

By   Ethan Griffin Ethan Griffin
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The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka - Book Review
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The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka - Book Review

The first time you hear of a man metamorphosing into a giant insect, your first impression would probably be disgust, and it should be. After all, this is probably the effect Kafka was going for, but...

By   Ethan Griffin Ethan Griffin
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The Miserable Mill by Daniel Handler - Book Review
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The Miserable Mill by Daniel Handler - Book Review

The fourth book in the series takes the orphans to a new bizarre guardian after the first three have failed to protect them from Count Olaf. Mr. Poe now takes them to a mill, where a manager is a man...

By   Ethan Griffin Ethan Griffin
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Animal Farm by George Orwell - Book Review
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Animal Farm by George Orwell - Book Review

It is a book that remains to be the center of controversy to this date ever since it was first published in 1945. The book is set in an age when animals are much smarter than they are in real life and...

By   Ethan Griffin Ethan Griffin
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The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand - Book Review
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The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand - Book Review

Ayn Rand, one of the most prominent thinkers of the mid-20th century, is credited for formulating the philosophical concept called objectivism. She promoted this philosophy strongly through fiction a...

By   Ethan Griffin Ethan Griffin
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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins - Book Review
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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins - Book Review

When it comes to books, we’re trained to automatically like the protagonist, but with Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train, things are a tad different. We meet the protagonist Rachel in the lowe...

By   Ethan Griffin Ethan Griffin
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