Category Archives: Response to Fiction

The Gift that Keeps on Givering

The following is in response to Lois Lowary’s book “The Giver.” The Giver is one of those books that you probably read in high school that you didn’t think much about until the movie came out and even then you … Continue reading

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Don’t Judge This Wallflower

The following is in response to Stephen Chbosky’s book “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” Chbosky’s book follows the young Charlie through high school as he comes to terms with his adolescence, a history of sexual abuse, and drugs. Besides … Continue reading

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Fires and Button Boxes

The following is in response to Stephen King’s book “Firestarter” and his novella with Richard Chizmar “Gwendy’s Button Box”. Firestarter depicts a father’s journey to keep his daughter safe even when he is not with her. So what he is … Continue reading

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Walking and Running with The King

The following is in response to Stephen King’s novels “The Long Walk” and “The Running Man.” The Long Walk is about a boy named Ray Garraty that volunteers to participate in the state-run contest called The Long Walk. One hundred … Continue reading

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Atwood’s Tale

The following is in response to Margaret Atwood’s book “The Handmaid’s Tale”. As it happens to me so often, I didn’t hear about Atwood until after the story was picked up by Hulu; not that I have actually scene the … Continue reading

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Before The Maze

The following is in response to James Dashner’s book “The Kill Order”, a prequel to The Mazerunner series. The Kill Order tells the story of what happened at the beginning of the devastation that puts Dashner’s world into the chaos … Continue reading

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(Disc)World Equality

The following is in response to Terry Patchett’s book Equal Rites. This book could not have come at a more appropriate time, when the US is steadily being shook by the latest presidential election. He-who-must-not-be-named, our Voldemortesque commander in chief, … Continue reading

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