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Critic’s Corner: “The Diary of Anne Frank” & “42”

Posted on 30. May, 2013 by in Series

The Diary of Anne Frank Type: Novel Genre: Drama Review by: Rana Deraz This is not a review. For this is no ordinary book. This was someone’s diary; a collection of memories, written in confidence, each word revealing the thoughts closest to the heart of a young girl. This is merely an account of my […]

CRITIC’S CORNER: Deception Point & Mona Lisa Smile

Posted on 25. Apr, 2013 by in Series

Deception Point Type: Novel Genre: Thriller Review by: Rana Deraz Amidst the heat of an ongoing presidential election, NASA makes a much-needed, earth-shattering discovery. A discovery that could change everything we know about science and history, and that carries monumental political implications, so sufficiently so, that it could sway the fate of the election. However, […]

CRITIC’S CORNER: “The Fault In Our Stars” & “Silver Linings Playbook”

Posted on 04. Apr, 2013 by in Series

The Fault In Our Stars Type: Novel Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Drama Review by: Rana Deraz “Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together until all living humans read the book. And then there are […]

CRITIC’s CORNER: “Perks of Being a Wallflower” & “The Hobbit”

Posted on 22. Mar, 2013 by in Series

The Hobbit Type: Feature Film Genre: Fantasy Review by: Fatema Ahmed Bilbo Baggins had decided to abandon his thirst for adventure and spend the rest of his life among the company of books, following the concept of better safe than sorry, and simply settling down in his humble hobbit home. All this was until a […]

CRITIC’s CORNER: 1984 & Life of Pi

Posted on 03. Mar, 2013 by in Series

1984 Type: Novel Genre: Dystopian Fiction “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.” These three slogans have been resonating in my mind ever since I’ve finished reading 1984. They summarize the manifesto of a system, so shockingly totalitarian, that Hitler’s and Stalin’s dictatorships pale in comparison. Imagine a world where everything is state-controlled. […]