Tim Tan Huynh

literature tag

On the Road

  • 15 Jun 2020
  • This 1957 novel is hailed as a literary classic and cultural landmark, but it's not something that I've enjoyed reading from start to finish.

Animal Farm

  • 28 Dec 2017
  • Like any good allegory, this one is both ridiculous and relevant. Its story is bittersweetly ironic, considering the dual meaning of "revolution."

Go Set a Watchman

  • 28 Jul 2015
  • Two weeks have passed since the highly anticipated release of the follow-up to Harper Lee's masterpiece. This sequel is disappointing, but I can appreciate it as a reflection of the real world.

To Kill a Mockingbird and its sequel

  • 6 Feb 2015
  • The literary world got a proverbial shot in the arm with news of a second Harper Lee book. The book is a big deal because of Ms Lee's long, self-imposed retirement and because it's a sequel to her classic debut.

The Catcher in the Rye diamond jubilee

  • 2 Sep 2014
  • JD Salinger's masterpiece turned 60 this year. It was first published on July 16, 1951, but I waited until this time of year to celebrate everybody's favorite scholastic underachiever, Holden Caulfield. (Spoilers)