Sunday, February 19, 2017

“Something Wicked This Way Comes” by Ray Bradbury – Carnival of Darkness

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

The Power of Melancholy

Nostalgia is a feeling that comes us over every single one of us at some point or another, whether we're simply lost in the carefree days of our childhood or just daydreaming of a time when things were better. For the most part, we can only experience that feeling in relation to our own past; after all, how can one feel nostalgic for something they never had? Nevertheless, that's exactly what Ray Bradbury does to us in his classic novel Something Wicked This Way Comes: he makes us yearn for a time and a life we've never lived.

Monday, February 06, 2017

“The House by the Lake” by Ella Carey - The Memento of a Bygone Life

The House by the Lake by Ella Carey (Book cover)
Ella Carey invites us on a road towards a past filled with questions as we follow a young woman, Anna, who was recently tasked by her grandfather to go back to Germany and retrieve a priceless family heirloom after revealing to her the family's secret aristocratic origins.

What at first seems like the sentimentality of an old man quickly turns into a mystery with more questions than answers.