Frankenstein: A Screenplay

A. S. Peterson proved himself an extraordinary storyteller with his "Fin's Revolution" series--a master of words, imagery, and human nature. It's been several years since I read them but there are certain scenes from Fin's Revolution that still stand out vivid in my memory, haunting, comforting, in their terrible beauty. Fin's story touched parts of … Continue reading Frankenstein: A Screenplay

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New Book in the Mail! Frankenstein: A Screenplay

Can't wait to read this new book by A.S. Peterson, author of two of my favorite books, Fiddlers Gun and Fiddlers Green!! I plan to take it on my Alaskan cruise in two weeks! "The story of Victor Frankenstein and his creature is much more than a mere monster tale. It's a story rich with theological, sociological, … Continue reading New Book in the Mail! Frankenstein: A Screenplay

I Finally Read The Hunger Games (Book 1)

As my friends and regular readers know, I am very slow to follow fads. I usually wait them out and see if everyone is still talking about the book when the next fad book comes on the scene before I pick it up to read myself. The first time I heard of The Hunger Games … Continue reading I Finally Read The Hunger Games (Book 1)

My Top 7 Influences As A Writer

“People exercise an unconscious selection in being influenced.” – T. S. Eliot This is so true that we are often influenced unwittingly by our favorite authors! Young writers especially tend to imitate the style of whatever author they are currently infatuated with. I've certainly been guilty of that in my early years as a writer. … Continue reading My Top 7 Influences As A Writer

When I Just Can’t

(No spoilers) I finished it. The last book in The Wingfeather Sagas series by Andrew Peterson. It--and the whole series--deserves a proper, lengthy, analysis of its rich themes and insights. But I can't do it. Not yet. Maybe never. It's been humorously said that books you like are easy to discuss sensibly but that books … Continue reading When I Just Can’t

Seabird

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (A 300-words-or-less review) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0395266815/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0395266815&linkCode=as2&tag=livinheassha-20 Something between a picture book and a novel, Seabird makes for a pleasant summer afternoon's reading or a periodic before-bed-time story with something there to spark the imagination of both the adult and the child too young to read it on his own. I loved the imagery and word pictures. … Continue reading Seabird

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1613822847/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1613822847&linkCode=as2&tag=livinheassha-20 Summary & Analysis (contains spoilers) Gulliver's Travels, before it is anything else, is a satire--both on human nature and travellers' journals such as Robinson Crusoe--which means there is far more to it than meets the eye and nothing is as it seems. The novel is divided into four "books" or four distinct adventures. … Continue reading Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

A Tale of Two Cities –a summary and analysis

I wrote the following review in June of 2012 when I was 17 years old. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1493599917/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1493599917&linkCode=as2&tag=livinheassha-20   (*contains spoilers*) I loved A Tale of Two Cities. The themes of resurection and sacrificial love were compelling and strikingly Christian. Charles Dickens had a gift for capturing characters through dialogue, he's witty and I love his … Continue reading A Tale of Two Cities –a summary and analysis