The obsession with the Dead * The Blind Assassin Quote

“Most of us will. We'll choose knowledge no matter what, we'll maim ourselves in the process, we'll stick our hands into the flames for it if necessary. Curiosity is not our only motive: love or grief or despair or hatred is what drives us on. We'll spy relentlessly on the dead: we'll open their letters, … Continue reading The obsession with the Dead * The Blind Assassin Quote

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Why are Margaret Atwood books so popular right now?

It’s a great time to be a fan of acclaimed author Margaret Atwood. After all, Hulu’s serialized interpretation of The Handmaid’s Tale can now be officially referred to as a multi award-winning adaptation. Plus, we’re also set to enjoy Netflix’s realization of another Atwood classic, the historical fiction book Alias Grace. And this is only … Continue reading Why are Margaret Atwood books so popular right now?

Margaret Atwood * Moral Disorder Book review

Atwood triumphs with these dazzling, personal stories in her first collection since Wilderness Tips. “I've learned quite a lot, over the years, by avoiding what I was supposed to be learning.” In these ten interrelated stories Atwood traces the course of a life and also the lives intertwined with it, while evoking the drama and the … Continue reading Margaret Atwood * Moral Disorder Book review

The World Is Too Much With Us William Wordsworth

The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers; Little we see in Nature that is ours; We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon! This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon; The winds that will be howling at all hours, And are … Continue reading The World Is Too Much With Us William Wordsworth

Feasts of the Innocents * Evelio Rosero

Evelio Rosero Diago, a Colombian author, spun a remarkable tale about this notorious leader in the history of American politics- Simon Bolivar, in his book, La carroza de Bolívar , which is translated by Anne McLean, and Anna Milsom and the translated version is called, Feast of the Innocents . Doctor Justo Pastor Proceso Lopez, … Continue reading Feasts of the Innocents * Evelio Rosero

Dearly Devoted Dexter * Book 2 * Jeff Lindsay

Dearly Devoted Dexter (2005) is a crime/horror novel by Jeff Lindsay, the second in his series about sociopathic vigilante Dexter Morgan, which has been adapted into the eponymous television series. Read Book 1 Review Here: In this acclaimed follow-up to the bestselling novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter, we pick up with Dexter Morgan when he’s under considerable pressure. It’s not easy … Continue reading Dearly Devoted Dexter * Book 2 * Jeff Lindsay

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle * Haruki Murakami Book Review

From the series of books that are filled with double-meanings and not everything is as it seems (like 1Q84 and Kafka on the shore) comes another story so convoluted that it took me three weeks to finish it and a paper to mark who was who and who could be who. In a Tokyo suburb … Continue reading The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle * Haruki Murakami Book Review

Worlds Beyond * Ian Wilson

"There is one consistent feature to stories of so-called "ghosts", it is that they almost invariably seem to have their roots in some tragedy from the past." Worlds Beyond is the title of a thirteen-part TV series which explores the world of paranormal as it has been revealed in the lives of countless "ordinary" people … Continue reading Worlds Beyond * Ian Wilson

Tipuri de inteligenta (Romanian)

Inteligenţa este un lucru ciudat. Unii oameni despre care se crede ca ar fi inteligenţi au rezultate groaznice la testele standardizate. Oamenii care salveaza vieţi nu sunt intotdeauna inteligenţi şi unii oameni autişti pot citi, aduna, sau scrie mai repede sau mai bine decat oamenii cu un coeficient de inteligenţă înalt. Realizând că sunt multe … Continue reading Tipuri de inteligenta (Romanian)