Story of survival doesn’tdisappoint

I often wonder what anticipation does to an event. Most of the time when I am looking forward to a certain affair happening, I end up disappointed in some way. Pi Patel, the protagonist of �The Life of Pi,� was certainty excited about traveling across the Pacific Ocean on a cargo ship. Unfortunately, Pi’s excitements…

With a rotten spine: �The Bell Jar� still a classic

Cleaning out the attic this summer in the sweltering heat was a filthy job, but someone had to do it. Since I was the individual who envisioned living under the steeply pitched roof, the job fell mainly to me. Since my parents are fanatics of the written word as well as old metal coffee cans…

Child literature has adult meaning too

Everyone has a book they remember fondly from childhood. Antoine de Saint-Exup�ry’s �The Little Prince� has been a vanguard in children’s literature for over 60 years, since it’s publication in 1943. Originally written in French, �The Little Prince� has been translated into countless languages and is well known throughout the world. The author’s illustrations add…