Romantic People Devastated to Discover That Mr. Darcy is Actually a Total Twat
Fun Facts / Innovative Literary Analysis

Romantic People Devastated to Discover That Mr. Darcy is Actually a Total Twat

Get the tissues ready because this is the saddest story that you’ll read all day. Hundreds of people who have been arbitrarily using the example of Mr. Darcy to represent a romantic, gentlemanly figure  have been devastated upon having read Pride and Prejudice and realising that Mr. Darcy is a total twat. Darcy, an elitist … Continue reading

Epic!!! One Avid Reader Has Proven That The Characters in Paradise Lost Never Take Off Their Shoes
Innovative Literary Analysis / Lit-News

Epic!!! One Avid Reader Has Proven That The Characters in Paradise Lost Never Take Off Their Shoes

I don’t use the word ‘hero’ often. Usually I only use it to describe everybody who manages to climb a hill at some point, and not even really a steep hill, but in this case I am willing to make an exception. Eric Sandcastleton loves Paradise Lost, and after thirty years of close reading of … Continue reading

Great News! H.P. Lovecraft Scholar Says That The Racism In His Books Was ‘Pretty Typical For the Era, So, You Know, Don’t Worry About It’
Innovative Literary Analysis

Great News! H.P. Lovecraft Scholar Says That The Racism In His Books Was ‘Pretty Typical For the Era, So, You Know, Don’t Worry About It’

I love me some H.P. Lovecraft. His stories about weird shit happening and words I can’t pronounce have helped shape the horror genre as it is today. But in every story there’s a moment where he’s like ‘and this is the fault of black people’ or says something else incredibly racist. Awkward!!!!! This brings up … Continue reading

There Are Only Seven Basic Plots in All Storytelling, But None of Them Explain Why My Plane Was Redirected from Coventry to Dulles International Airport
Innovative Literary Analysis

There Are Only Seven Basic Plots in All Storytelling, But None of Them Explain Why My Plane Was Redirected from Coventry to Dulles International Airport

According to Jungian literary critic Christopher Booker, there are only seven basic plots in all of literary writing. I planned to write an article on these seven basic plots on my short flight from Heathrow to Coventry, but somehow I’ve ended up at Dulles International Airport in the USA. And somehow I didn’t even notice … Continue reading

The Ten Most Likely Candidates To Have REALLY Written Shakespeare’s Works
Biographies of the Greats / Innovative Literary Analysis / Literary Reimaginings / William the Great

The Ten Most Likely Candidates To Have REALLY Written Shakespeare’s Works

We all know that William Shakespeare was a fraud. The idea that somebody from a relatively poorer background than many other poets of the era could have created some of the greatest literary works in human history is preposterous. As such, several alternatives have been put forward on the REAL Shakespeare. Here are the ten likeliest candidates to have … Continue reading

Out of Ideas? Dan Brown’s Latest Novel is About The Catholic Church Breaking His Patio Window and Then Trying To Cover It Up
Innovative Literary Analysis / Literary Reimaginings

Out of Ideas? Dan Brown’s Latest Novel is About The Catholic Church Breaking His Patio Window and Then Trying To Cover It Up

Uh oh. It’s always embarrassing to see an author run out of ideas, but it seems like this is exactly what has happened to Dan Brown. His latest novel ‘The Catholic Church Broke My Patio Window and Then Tried To Cover It Up’ is a 900 page novel about the Catholic Church breaking his patio … Continue reading