Shooting Stars 01 Cinnamon – V. C. Andrews Book Review

For Cinnamon, dreaming of imaginary worlds and characters is her only escape from her mother’s breakdowns. Her grandmother’s overbearing control. Her family’s turmoil. But Cinnamon is discovering something special about herself, a gift from deep within that sets her apart: a talent for the theater that would finally give her a chance…to truly escape.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson Book Review

Since it’s still a haunting month, I decided to pick up the next book by Shirley Jackson after The Lottery, Summer People and Haunting of Hill House  and as it happens when you start reading too much of the same author, an image emerges. A lonely person, isolated, unsure, well read but afraid of people. I’veContinue reading “We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson Book Review”

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

After having read some really bad books recently, I decided to pick up a classic. Ken Kesey. The book which inspired so many movies and my favourite play in Cluj-Napoca (sorry Shakespeare). “But like always when I try to place my thoughts in the past and hide there, the fear close at hand seeps inContinue reading “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey”

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 theContinue reading “Margaret Atwood * Moral Disorder Book review”

“His reality is so different from ours”

“Maybe each human being lives in a unique world, a private world different from those inhabited and experienced by all other humans. If reality differs from person to person, can we speak of reality singular, or shouldn’t we really be talking about plural realities? And if there are plural realities, are some more true (moreContinue reading ““His reality is so different from ours””