Mini classic review: Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

The most nostalgic and reflective of Evelyn Waugh's novels, Brideshead Revisited looks back to the golden age before the Second World War. It tells the story of Charles Ryder's infatuation with the Marchmains and the rapidly-disappearing world of privilege they inhabit. Enchanted first by Sebastian at Oxford, then by his doomed Catholic family, in particular his remote … Continue reading Mini classic review: Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

Mini classic review: Maurice by E.M. Forster

Maurice is heartbroken over unrequited love, which opened his heart and mind to his own sexual identity. In order to be true to himself, he goes against the grain of society’s often unspoken rules of class, wealth, and politics. Forster understood that his homage to same-sex love, if published when he completed it in 1914, … Continue reading Mini classic review: Maurice by E.M. Forster

Mini classic review: Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin

San Francisco, 1976. A naïve young secretary, fresh out of Cleveland, tumbles headlong into a brave new world of laundromat Lotharios, pot-growing landladies, cut throat debutantes, and Jockey Shorts dance contests. The saga that ensues is manic, romantic, tawdry, touching, and outrageous—unmistakably the handiwork of Armistead Maupin. “Garbage, you know, is very revealing. It beats … Continue reading Mini classic review: Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin

Mini Classic Review: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Narnia… the land beyond the wardrobe door, a secret place frozen in eternal winter, a magical country waiting to be set free. Lucy is the first to find the secret of the wardrobe in the professor's mysterious old house. At first her brothers and sister don't believe her when she tells of her visit to … Continue reading Mini Classic Review: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Mini classic review: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

To bitter, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, Christmas is just another day. But all that changes when the ghost of his long-dead business partner appears, warning Scrooge to change his ways before it's too late. Then on Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by three different ghosts of Christmas, who show him his past, his present, and his future, … Continue reading Mini classic review: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens