Sunday, September 20, 2020

Recap of Novels 151 – 160

Recap of Novels 151 – 160 


Average rating of novels 151 – 160:  3.7 stars (out of 5)



151.  ★★                    The Tale of Genji

152.  ★★★★ ½         The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

153.  ★★★★             Cry, the Beloved Country

154.  ★★★★             Nicholas Nickleby

155   ★★★                 The Stranger
★★★★             Ragtime
★★★★             Where the Red Fern Grows

158.  ★★★★             Something Wicked This Way Comes

159.  ★★½                 The House on the Borderlands

160.  ★★★★             The Hound of the Baskervilles

Favorite: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall


Least Favorite: The Tale of Genji


Best Hero: Will’s Dad in Something Wicked This Way Comes

Best Heroine: Helen Graham, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall


Most Villainous: Ralph Nickleby from Nicholas Nickleby

Runner up: Mr. Dark, from Something Wicked This Way Comes


Most interesting/Complex character: Coalhouse Walker Jr. from Ragtime


Best Quotation: ‘No man can deliver his brother, nor make agreement unto God for him,’ I replied: ‘it cost more to redeem their souls – it cost the blood of an incarnate God, perfect and sinless in Himself, to redeem us from the bondage of the evil one: – let Him plead for you.’ ~ Helen Graham, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall


Runner Up: The tragedy is not that things are broken. The tragedy is that they are not mended again. ~ Msimangu in Cry, the Beloved Country


Honorable Mention: Three A.M. That’s our reward. Three in the morn. The Soul’s midnight. The tide goes out, the soul ebbs. And a train arrives at an hour of despair…Why? ~ Charles Halloway in Something Wicked This Way Comes



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