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A primer for dystopian classics

Art imitates life imitates art Many students grew up reading books for classes that shaped their perspectives of the world. One type of fiction seeks to illuminate the problems existing in reality through a parallel literary universe. Dystopian works like Brave New World, Nineteen Eighty-Four,

Stephen King’s 2020

A perfectly horrific start to a year in his newest novel The greatest supernatural horror author Stephen King is back again with a new, chart–topping thriller. Known for expertly plotted horror and end of the world descriptions, his latest work is one of his most poignant. Unlike anything before

Little Fires Everywhere sparks readers’ interests

Ng’s second novel spans a large period of time and people while remaining intimate. Photo courtesy of Penguin Group Award-winning novel by Celeste Ng dives into relationships and domesticity   Little Fires Everywhere tells the story of Mia Warren, a single mother and vagrant artist

Star Crossed dazzles horoscope believers and cynics

Whether the stars dictate every person’s daily actions remains debated. Some people seek out the wisdom from above as their star sign is impacted by the shifting of planets. In turbulent times, it is the stars that shine on the one true path for those

The forbidden knowledge of banned books

Banned books have the power  to teach readers, especially young readers, valuable lessons. Sometimes, however, their content is deemed inappropriate for malleable minds, but, even then, it’s important for children to experience these pieces of literature. Beloved by Toni Morrison. This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel has

Book Review: Brute: Poems

The Walt Whitman Award-winning writer and poet Emily Skaja has released her long-awaited debut poetry compilation, Brute, a twisting series of well-crafted pieces collected from a number of national journals from which they were first published. The entire work is a testament to a broken

Book review: The Turn of the Key

Chart topping author Ruth Ware may best be known for her domination of the crime thriller genre—but In a Dark, Dark Wood, The Woman in Cabin 10, and The Death of Mrs. Westaway pale in comparison to The Turn of the Key. In an intricate

Review: As Long As We Both Shall Live

Local author’s second book is twisted, investigative fun Matt and Marie have been married for 20 years and are looking to rekindle their marriage. They plan a romantic getaway into Rocky Mountain National Park for a weekend full of fresh air, breathtaking views, and falling

This Is Where It Ends confronts school shootings

A novel that aims to find common ground Some of the most terrifying stories don’t come from monsters out of a fantasy book but rather from real life events that take place in the headlines that are seen every day. Marieke Nijkamp’s book This Is