Skip to main content

A Tragic Salesman

I did tell you that you'll be in for this. But I guess you didn't know that it would be so soon. A play. Wonderful. By the Arthur Miller. Don't be sad, even though it may not be contemporary, or even a novel of sorts, doesn't mean that it won't be good. Because it is brilliant. The themes include: betrayal, abandonment, the american dream and so forth.

The author himself, Arthur Miller used to be a salesman himself, so this may have been a connection to why he chose a title and synopsis to this. Also another unusual fact is that at one point he was actually married to Marilyn Monroe, how cool is that? Obviously it probably wasn't for such a long time, as throughout her life, she was married to quite a few men. Anyway, back onto the subject of the book, here comes the "meat" of the review.( I'm not trying to offend vegetarians! So don't take that personally!)

Genre: Tragedy
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Year Of Publish: Reprinted in 2000

Such a tragic way to die...

The play itself is very short, easy to understand. But of course a play of this brilliance should never be written down, it should be performed. I myself would love to see this live now, it would definitely brighten up my life. Even though it does have tragic themes. But that is not the point I'm trying to put across. Its the fact that when such a masterpiece has been written, it cannot lay around picking up dust, it should be played for all to see. So that is something without a doubt, I will be looking out for when it comes and plays near me!

My main rating for the overall product would have to be 4 stars. You must be jumping for joy right now because its he first time in a while that I have rated more than 3 stars. Sometimes I even surprise myself! But I think this a well deserved amount as it is extremely thought provoking. I think that it is time up for this week.


Your good friend,

KiKi
XxX





Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Midsummer's Bottom by Darren Dash

Hello everyone. This week I am going to be reviewing a book which is a little bit more light-hearted and hilarious to the point that chaos ensues. It is based on the work of William Shakespeare, to the point that the original characters such as Puck, Oberon and Titania have roles, but there are new characters which act out the story, but in the way that the originals believe to be the best. However, these new characters do not know anything about this, which makes the twists and turns of chaos to become quite entertaining.

First of all, for those who know of Darren Dash's other pseudonym which deals with children's books should not read this book. The content is for the mature reader, it is clearly shown how it has been written.

I think that the best part about this book is that when starting to read it, having no previous knowledge about the certain Shakespeare's play of A Midsummer Night's Dream, I thought that I would be put off the concept. However, after a few of…

The Gods have spoken! - Mythos by Stephen Fry

I love mythology. That is a fact that many people know in my life. So when I found out that the brilliant mind of Stephen Fry was going to write a book on Greek mythology, I couldn't have been more ecstatic. In three words: perfect bedtime stories.

Did it excel my expectations?

Well, I guess that you could say yeah.

I understand that some people did not like the way that it was written in such simple 'Fry way'. But I found that much more funny.

You see, I find that there is nothing better than drama. In fact, as social beings we all have a certain feel about it. It is something that breathes life within all of us.


You see, you can feel the absolute significance of why a book like this should be read. It brings us back to a time where stories of such marvellous wonders exist. That there is hope out there. That there is a reason why certain events happen as they do.

A reason. That is all we need to keep going on.

So, as I began reading Mythos, it took me back to a time when …

Conditional Love by Cathy Bramley

So hi. Sorry for such a huge period of time where i was absent. There are several reasons as to why that is, personal as well as other big points. Anyway, i'm back and hopefully that means that i will be back for a while, before i may be noticeably absent once again.

Today i have a nice book to come back to this blog. It is called 'Conditional Love' and written by an author from Nottinghamshire called Cathy Bramley.

As you can see the awful picture that i took of this book doesn't really show the homely beauty of the book cover in person. The illustration really identifies what the story is all about - a woman with the aim of getting her dream home. It really shows this with the fact that there is a light on downstairs in the house, a warm hearth.

So because of the fact that somehow i have "connections" with this author, she was very kind in sending various amount of goodies back last year. This included this book, as a signed copy, as well as other books i s…