Gone Girl (Comparison)

This is a comparison between the film and the novel it's based on. Both the screenplay and the book were written by Gillian Flynn. This is the first time that I've watched the cinematic...

Dark Places (2009) by Gillian Flynn – Book Review

I got hooked on to Gillian Flynn's writing style after reading Gone Girl. And her second novel Dark Places has certainly left a literal dark place in my heart. An unforgettable novel with shocking...

Sharp Objects (2006) by Gillian Flynn – Book Review

After the massive success of the Gone Girl(2012)'s cinematic adaptation, Gillian Flynn's second novel was also made into a movie starring Charlize Theron, yet was both a critical and commercial failure. It was a...

July’s Poet of the Month (2017): The Duke of Quails

Our Poet of the Month for July 2017 is none other than The Duke of Quails. He is young in age but mature at heart. Both these qualities prominently show in his two poetry...

Card of Fate: Poems of a Gambling Addiction (2016) by The Duke of Quails...

Card of Fate: Poems of a Gambling Addiction (2016) is the sophomore poetry book by The Duke of Quails. And by no means is this an inferior effort than the last one. Duke follows...

Secret of True Love: Poems from the Heart (2015) by The Duke of Quails...

Secret of True Love: Poems from the Heart (2015) is a poetry book by The Duke of Quails which leaves no romantic heart untouched. It starts off with a short note about the subject...

Revenge of the Three (2013) by Tim Miller – Book Review

Before I started reading Tim Miller's Revenge of the Three (2013) I was unaware of this being a sequel to his debut novel, The Hand of God (2011). It turns out that these two...

Georges Bataille (2007) by Stuart Kendall – Book Review

This book was recommended to me by a lecturer at my university. What came to the utmost surprise for me was the title: Georges Bataille. Now, I've heard of the foremost erotic mind of...

The Girl on the Train (Comparison)

This is a comparison between the film and the book that it's based on. Similarities: The movie featured the six main characters who were attractive just like the source material. Showcasing Rachel as a severe...

July’s Horror Author of the Month (2017): Mark Matthews

Garden of Fiends (2017) is our leading book review, so it comes as no surprise that the developer of this project, Mark Matthews, is our guest for Literary Retreat's first interview. Mark is a...