Novel Thoughts

“It is personal. That’s what an education does. It makes the world personal.” 

Cormac McCarthy – The Sunset Limited

Literature and the way we communicate as humans is a beautiful thing. Our abilities to persuade, provoke, subvert and criticise are an art like no other. Our instinctual tendencies to share our thoughts and our stories is part of what makes us who we are.

Whether you are here because you need to cram for that exam tomorrow, or you simply have a love like mine, Novel-Thoughts is a place for anybody with a need or a desire to learn about literature.

Whilst catered particularly for students and teachers of the NZ Curriculum and NCEA English, Novel thoughts is designed for all, to help individuals explore and analyse literature.

Study Guides

When studying a novel or a text, it is often unfeasible to know, understand, and remember everything that it has to offer. With this in mind, Novel-Thoughts ventures to produce clear, concise text guides that analyse and look at some of the many integral aspects in a text.


Here at Novel-Thoughts we believe in the importance of staying a lifelong learner. That’s why we continually explore both new and old literature, music, art, and film. Keep an eye on the reviews page to hear our thoughts and verdicts on anything worthy of them.


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  • Death of an Artist – Toni Morrison – Thoughts

    31st Aug 2019 by

    Isn’t it sad that often for artists and writers, recognition comes posthumously? If you asked me to make a list of my top ten albums or books, I could confidently assure that at least half, or a comfortable majority, of those I mentioned, were produced by someone who no longer sits top side of the… Read more

  • Book Review – Canal Dreams – Iain Banks

    30th Aug 2019 by

    One of my favourite books of all time is The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks. I remember reading the novel in Highschool and being amazed and intrigued by the disturbing and sadistic mind of the protagonist. Bank’s imagination was like none I had ever encountered. Eight years later, and I’ve just made it through Canal Dreams. My initial impression… Read more

  • That Short Story That changed your life?

    29th Aug 2019 by

    E. M Forster The Machine Stops, that was mine. I remember reading, incredulous to the idea that it had been written over 100 years ago. Questioning, how could someone who hadn’t seen the invention of television be describing the lives of humanity in a digital age. Today, the stories relevance and commentary on the way… Read more

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