By: Renee Swann Lovers Trilogy Book 1 2014 Fiction Rating: 1.5/5 You know the emoji of the “hear no evil” monkey? It’s one of my favorites. And it is the perfect emoji for this book. What even is Ground Rules?
By: Wole Soyinka 1975 Drama Subject Matter: Elesin; Nigeria; History Rating: 4/5 Much like my last post about Woza Albert!, there is a lot of social commentary going on in Death and the King’s Horseman. And, again, I’m not… Continue Reading
By: Percy Mtwa, Mbongeni Ngema, and Barney Simon 1983 Drama Rating: 3/5 There’s a lot going on in Woza Albert! and I’m not sure that I should even try to talk about it. It’s a play set in Johannesburg,… Continue Reading
By: John Webster 1623 Drama Rating: 2.5/5 I guess I should start off by saying that I’m not a huge fan of tragedy. The genre as a whole just seems depressing and pointless and inherently unenjoyable. And that’s not because… Continue Reading
By: Ben Jonson 1616 Drama Rating: 3/5 If you’ve never heard of Ben Jonson, then literary education has failed you. He’s a contemporary of Shakespeare, and much more famous in his day than Shakespeare was. Volpone is a play by… Continue Reading
By: James Baldwin 1964 Drama Subject Matter: Racism Rating: 4/5 I’ll start by saying that I’m not typically a huge fan of plays. So for Blues for Mister Charlie to get a four star rating is a big deal. But,… Continue Reading