Monday Heckling: The Ballad of the Songbirds and the Snakes

Monday Heckling: The Ballad of the Songbirds and the Snakes
Note: this post was supposed to be published on Monday

Statler: Ah, Mrs. Collins has published another book, I see. Are you going to read it?

Waldorf: Read it? I’m going to use it!

Statler: Use it for what?

Waldorf: As kindling for my fire!

*The two chuckle*


Thank you Statler, and you, Waldorf, for that wonderful intro. I really don’t know what I’d do without you guys.

Since today is the first day of what will be many, many “Statler and Waldorf book reviews” to come, I may as well explain how I intend to conduct such posts. These will be published on Mondays, as the title insinuates, and will cover any book I have read within the past few weeks. Books will be given a summary, a star rating out of 5 (I will not give 5 stars unless the books are amazing), and a small, individual critique from both Statler and Waldorf. I may add more features as the posts continue, but this is how I intend to begin.

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What “The Hunger Games” Taught Us About Literary Worldview

The Hunger Games and Literary Worldview

Suzanne Collins’ famous story “The Hunger Games” is arguably one of the greatest books of the modern day, particularly for its unique first-person style and sci-fi worldview.

The style was not, however, the focus of my attention as I read the series for the first time in 2018. The developing characters and dicey plotline did much to raise the book’s status in my eyes, but it was, by far, the worldview that made the largest impression upon me. After all, literary worldview is possibly the largest reason to read books in the first place.

But what is worldview?

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