Alice in Wonderland – and the psychological condition named after it

Alice in Wonderland syndrome is a disorienting neurological condition that affects human perception to the senses of vision, hearing, touch, sensation, and the phenomenon of time. Individuals affected with Alice in Wonderland syndrome can experience alterations in their perception of the size of objects or their own body parts, known as metamorphopsias. It is knownContinue reading “Alice in Wonderland – and the psychological condition named after it”

Neil Olson-The Black Painting Book Review

“A riveting psychological thriller, a serious dissection of a dysfunctional family and an exploration of the power of art to change lives.” —Associated Press “A fast-paced psychological thriller with a fascinating set of characters. … A real page-turner.” -B.A. Shapiro, author of The Art Forger An atmospheric literary mystery about an infamous painting rumored toContinue reading “Neil Olson-The Black Painting Book Review”

Night Chills – Dean Koontz

There are some books by Dean Koontz which are well researched and well ahead of their time when published. Even in the Author’s note, there is an entire section dedicated to why “Night Chills” is not just another novel. Once entertained, however, they will be tempted to dismiss Night Chills as quickly as they mightContinue reading “Night Chills – Dean Koontz”

Spare Room * Dreda Say Mitchell

Title: Spare Room Author: Dreda Say Mitchell Narrated By: Kristin Atherton Duration: 10:23:17 Home is where the nightmare is. The number one international best seller everyone can’t stop talking about. Beautiful double room to let to single person. Lisa, a troubled young woman with a past, can’t believe her luck when she finds a beautifulContinue reading “Spare Room * Dreda Say Mitchell”

Man’s Search for Meaning – Achievement Orientation Quote

“But today’s society is characterized by achievement orientation, and consequently it adores people who are successful and happy and, in particular, it adores the young. It virtually ignores the value of all those who are otherwise, and in so doing blurs the decisive difference between being valuable in the sense of dignity and being valuableContinue reading “Man’s Search for Meaning – Achievement Orientation Quote”

The Gift of Fear – Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence

I read this book as it came highly recommended from different Reddit forums dealing with relationships, abuse and spotting possible stalker behaviour. The book was indeed very good but I can’t say that the tagline “This book will literally save your life” is indeed applicable. It goes with a lot of common sense and helpsContinue reading “The Gift of Fear – Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence”

Arrival: Film tie-in book by Ted Chiang

I have had this book in my bookcase to show that I’m not at all small-minded after hating on the Arrival movie that came out a few years ago. I carried an unpopular opinion that the alien encounter movie designed after the short novella by Ted Chiang called Stories of Your Life and Others was actuallyContinue reading “Arrival: Film tie-in book by Ted Chiang”

Understand a novelette by Ted Chiang (Full Excerpt)

Ted Chiang writes… The initial impulse to write “Understand” arose from an offhand remark made by my roommate in college; he was reading Sartre’s Nausea at the time, whose protagonist finds only meaninglessness in everything he sees. But what would it be like, my roommate wondered, to find meaning and order in everything you saw? To meContinue reading “Understand a novelette by Ted Chiang (Full Excerpt)”

Today I learned about ” The Child with Unusual Behaviours – Repetitive non-functional speech and talking to self”

I’ve kept hearing my new daughter (MaryJane with the made up name) talking to herself. In the toilet, in the bathtub, in her room and outside and I kept on thinking, is this Normal? I can’t remember talking to myself when I was little and usually people only talk to themselves when they want toContinue reading “Today I learned about ” The Child with Unusual Behaviours – Repetitive non-functional speech and talking to self””