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review 2019-03-18 14:52
A Streetcar Named Desire
A Streetcar Named Desire (Modern Classics Penguin) - Arthur Miller,Tennessee Williams

Half way and I'm thinking, "This isn't as good as the other two of his plays I'm acquainted with," then, within a few pages it takes a turn for the more - dramatic! Then it becomes more brutal and more affecting and more gripping - I raced through the remainder. It's a grim story with Mitch the only significant character who comes out of it looking at all decent. The others are morbidly fascinating and superbly written.

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text 2019-03-17 16:53
Reading progress update: I've read 59 out of 111 pages.
A Streetcar Named Desire (Modern Classics Penguin) - Arthur Miller,Tennessee Williams

So far the three leads seem more like archetypes than individuals.

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review 2019-03-15 21:29
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
Queenie - Candice Carty-Williams

This is another astonishing debut, available at your local bookseller for preorder now or on Tuesday.

 

Queenie is having a rough time. Her longtime boyfriend has suggested they go on a 'break' and wants her to move out and find a new place to live, in London, with no notice. She's tired of being ignored at work, and the thousands of microagressions she experiences every day because she's a woman, she's black, and she's vulnerable.

 

This novel is also funny, Queenie draws support from her friends and family while they frustrate her. Carty-Williams expertly balances Queenie's sharp humor and observations on life and her trials and tribulations in going out, hooking up, with the distinctly uncomfortable reality of what many of her dates actually are. Queenie's memories of her relationship with her boyfriend and her experiences growing up undercut the humor without taking the air out of the novel, and the reader slowly begins to see truths along with Queenie.

 

This is entertainment that smashes expectations of sexuality, gender, and race. For Queenie a miscarriage is the beginning of a long and painful journey out from under the bell jar, but she inspires with her grit and humor. "Queenie" is all the more remarkable because of its rich supporting characters. Seldom have I read anything so tremendously funny, and so moving.

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text 2019-03-14 17:51
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 111 pages.
A Streetcar Named Desire (Modern Classics Penguin) - Arthur Miller,Tennessee Williams

OK, I've read Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and seen The Glass Menagerie; both good. This is probaby equally famous - hopefully at least equally good!

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review 2019-03-09 03:28
Book Review: Sonya Sahni and the first Grade - Its International Day by Soma Mandal
Sonya Sahni and the first Grade - Its International Day - Tim Williams,Soma Mandal

The way America is today. You would not think that we may need a lesson in the Melting Pot. I have do think we do. Our children need to know that we are all different and we come from different cultures. Yes we are American but we also have what our parent are or from.

This book put this introspective though a child eyes. It about a girl that is Indian and American. She having a bit of trouble fitting with her classmates. The pictures do the telling. It really is done well. I can see this being good for children and their parents. Young readers can read this book as well.
 

The author does it well. She show what it like for a first American born by Indian Parents. This is really show the meaning of the melting pot when you read this book. The children show off their cultures on this project the teacher plans. It called It International Day.

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