Judge the book cover: Madame Bovary

"Everything immediately surrounding her - boring countryside, inane petty bourgeois, the mediocrity of daily life - seemed to her the exception rather than the rule. She had been caught in it all by some accident: out beyond, there stretched as far as eye could see the immense territory of rapture and passions. In ...

Judge the book cover: Cannery Row

I recently visited the California coast for the first time, and while the entire trip was pretty incredible (amazing beaches, annoyingly perfect weather, great food), one of my favourite stops had to be Monterey. I was very excited to check out the street in Monterey that John Steinbeck's classic Cannery Row was based on. Strolling that ...