Arcadia by Tom Stoppard

Stoppard, Tom. (1993). Arcadia. Faber and Faber; London.  The first time I read through Arcadia, the subtle nuances went right over my head – whoosh! – and I was left contemplating the slim paperback with some discomfort at the end of my reading. I’m sure that seeing the play would have left me similarly disjointed….

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Plath, Sylvia. (1963, 2009). The Bell Jar. Faber and Faber Limited; London.  I recently came across a compilation of 49 quotes from Sylvia Plath on Thought Catalog and it reminded me of her notorious (and only) novel. The Bell Jar goes into a category all its own in the world of novels – not only…