On Chesil Beach

It’s intriguing how Ian McEwan is able to turn a single fleeting event into a short novel.  On Chesil Beach is about a couple of British newlyweds in 1962; Edward and Florence are virgins, very inexperienced when it comes to expressions of sexuality.  All of these sexual inhibitions culminate as they attempt to have sexContinue reading “On Chesil Beach”

Lord of the Flies & Little Bee

Though I was never assigned to read it in school, Sir William Golding’s Lord of the Flies is one of those books I’d always heard my (male) classmates rave about.  To this day, one of my friends claims it’s his favorite book ever. I can see why the book would appeal so much to teenContinue reading “Lord of the Flies & Little Bee”