The Scarlet Plague (Jack London)

The Scarlet Plague is included in the collection Fantastic Tales (see previous review), but since it’s really more of a novella than a short story, and brings up plenty to discussion topics, I’m giving it its own review.  (Above is the cover of the first edition.) First, the plot.  The Scarlet Plague is set several … Continue reading The Scarlet Plague (Jack London)


The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)

No, I didn’t read this because of the new TV series. (Which despite all the awards it’s won and the fact that I haven’t seen any of it, scares me for the same reason the Hobbit movies scared me: turning a single 300-page novel into a series.) I read The Handmaid’s Tale because it was … Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)