Category: Classic Challenge

Reviews of Classic Books

Review of “The Haunting of Hill House” by Shirley Jackson

Title: The Haunting of Hill House Author: Shirley Jackson Release Date: 1959 Pages: 187 Genre: Gothic Fiction, Supernatural, BLURB: First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story…

Movie Review of “The Count of Monte Cristo” (2002)

Title: The Count of Monte Cristo  Rating: PG-13 Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama Film Production Studio: Touchstone Pictures/Spyglass Entertainment Run Time: 131 minutes Starring:  Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Richard Harris… BLURB: A young man, falsely imprisoned by his jealous “friend”, escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his…

Review of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens

Title: A Christmas Carol Author: Charles Dickens Release Date: December 19, 1843 Pages: 104 Genre: Classic, Fiction, Fantasy, Holiday BLURB: “I am the Ghost of Christmas Present,” said the Spirit. “Look upon me!” The holiday season brings the chance to give, and what better…

Review of “Slaughterhouse Five” by Kurt Vonnegut

Title: Slaughterhouse Five Author: Kurt Vonnegut Release Date: October 6th, 1998 Pages: 215 Genre: Autobiography, war drama BLURB: Prisoner of war, optometrist, time-traveller – these are the life roles of Billy Pilgrim, hero of this miraculously moving, bitter and funny story of innocence faced with apocalypse. Slaughterhouse 5 is…

Review of “Slaughterhouse Five” by Kurt Vonnegut

Title: Slaughterhouse Five Author: Kurt Vonnegut Release Date: October 6th, 1998 Pages: 215 Genre: Autobiography, war drama BLURB: Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time, Slaughterhouse-Five, an American classic, is one of the world’s great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous…

Cinema Review of “Dracula” (1931)

Rating: Approved Genre: Fantasy, Horror Film Production Studio: Universal Pictures Run Time: 85 minutes Starring: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners… BLURB: The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina. Classic Challenge Cluster (Extra’s) Review by Wendy: If you…

Movie Review of “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” (1992)

Rating: R  Genre: Action/Horror/Comedy/Romance Film Production Studio: Columbia Pictures Run Time: 128 minutes Starring: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves, Anthony Hopkins… BLURB: The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker’s fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc…

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