Death and the King’s Horseman

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

The Little Prince

By: Antoine de Saint-Exupery 1943 Fiction Subject Matter: Fairy tales Rating: 4.5/5 Yes, The Little Prince is a children’s book. No, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t read it. The back of this book purports that this short tale of a… Continue Reading

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values

By: Robert M. Pirsig Sequel: Lila: An Inquiry into Morals 1974 Fiction Rating: 3/5 The first important consideration to realize when reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: this book is a work of philosophical fiction. It’s not supposed… Continue Reading

The Grapes of Wrath

By: John Steinbeck 1939 Fiction Subject Matter: Migrant agricultural laborers; Rural families; Depressions; Labor camps; California; Oklahoma; Domestic fiction; Political fiction Rating: 4/5 Well. I’m not to sure what to say about this one. The Grapes of Wrath wasn’t at… Continue Reading