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The Story of Philosophy (1926) by Will Durant – Book Review

The Story of Philosophy was originally published in 1926. It was followed by a revised second edition released on 1933. I have read the...

Animal Farm vs. 1984

Photo credit: 15 Facts About George Orwell's Famous Dystopian Novel "1984" by Elsa Quartet. Instead of writing a comprehensive analysis between the two must-reads, I've decided...

Mr. Sampath (1949) by R.K. Narayan – Book Review

Brilliantly written and well-executed; the finest feature of this novel is that the four main characters: Mr. Sampath, Srinivas, Ravi and Mr. Somu, are...

A Tiger for Malgudi (1983) by R.K. Narayan – Book Review

A Tiger for Malgudi is one of R.K. Narayan's best novels. This is primarily due to the first-person narrative being handled by a tiger. The...

Off-Topic: House of Cards (Season 1) Review

House of Cards is a rarity in US television. Every other governmental series deals with international issues. This one plunges into the depth of...

The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – Book Review

The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Wordsworth Classics) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is the final short-story collection penned by the inventor of the fictional...

November’s Journalist of the Month (2017) – Mariam Mumtaz

Mariam Mumtaz is the first Pakistani woman to be interviewed on Literary Retreat. She is an up-and-coming journalist and was also a senior of...

Off-Topic: Heaven Upside Down (2017) by Marilyn Manson – Album Review

The Antichrist Superstar is back after two years with the album: Heaven Upside Down (2017). It was slated to be released on Valentine's Day...

Dark Dossier #17

I'm pleased to announce that my short-story, Smoke Monster, has been published in the 17th issue of the American horror magazine, Dark Dossier. I'd first...

October’s Author of the Month (2017) – Jessica Bayliss

Jessica Bayliss is not only our first author to be take part in the Q&A session for this month of Halloween, but also the...