Reviews

The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson

One of the scariest moments of my childhood was watching The Pagemaster, and seeing the part with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. To see Dr. Jekyll writhe around his laboratory, to hear his screams of pain turn to ape-like grunts, then to a soaring maniacal laugh as he gleefully revealed his monstrous face…it still sends … Continue reading The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson

Off the Page, by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer

I fondly remember December 2012. And no, it wasn’t because the Mayan calendar allowed us to live another year. That was when I read Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer’s Between the Lines in one sitting, enthralled at the adventures of an ordinary girl falling in love with a prince from a fairy tale—a story … Continue reading Off the Page, by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer

I’ll Be There for You: The One about Friends, by Kelsey Miller

This one’s a little tricky, because it is not fiction, nor a memoir. I’m tempted to spend this whole review waxing nostalgic about perhaps the best sitcom ever produced (although I can’t really avoid doing that), but rather, I ought to articulate how another person did it first. But just the same, here is my … Continue reading I’ll Be There for You: The One about Friends, by Kelsey Miller

RoseBlood, Phantom of the Opera, and other Bloody Tales: A Conversation

So I know I am nearly a month late, but The Library Key celebrated its one-year anniversary on May 18th! I’ve reviewed close to fifty titles over the course of this year, but I thought I would do something different to commemorate a whole year of reviews. My most recent review at that date was … Continue reading RoseBlood, Phantom of the Opera, and other Bloody Tales: A Conversation