Wednesday, April 27, 2011

"No Second Chance" by Harlan Coben

Harlan Coben's stories frequently place the protagonist -- an everyman in an everyday world -- into situations that are beyond his control. In "No Second Chance", Marc Seidman is an everyman, however are the antagonists also 'ordinary'?

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"The Innocent" by Harlan Coben

Harlan Coben utilizes the second person in the prologue and epilogue to put the reader into the mind of the protagonist, Matt Hunter. Is this an effective device? Does it help make the reader more empathetic to his plight?

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Friday, April 1, 2011

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

In Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962, there are lines that are not crossed. With the civil rights movement exploding all around them, three women start a movement of their own, forever changing a town and the way women--black and white, mothers and daughters--view one another.

A book you will not want to put down!