Darkness is engulfing me, Lunging forward desperately, An endless epiphany. Advertisements
The Secret Agent: Book Review Joseph Conrad Initially, I had to adapt to the style of Conrad and eventually learned to enjoy his style. Indeed, there is much to commend, especially in the Secret Agent. This particularly pertains to the pace and intensity of the novel, which begins in a rather pedestrian manner, before a … More The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad: Book Review
When it’s best to quit Notes Be self-reflective. Protect your safety, security and self-expression. Don’t judge- especially don’t judge yourself: instead be like a scientist: be OBJECTIVE. Take a break: and then when you’re ready, pick it back up. Abolish apprehension: avoid the PAST When it’s time to quit: QUIT. Forgive yourself. Guarantee that you … More When it’s best to quit
BE OBJECTIVE Detach oneself from both praise and criticism: story of the singing bird. One man compliments the bird…but the bird just says, I’m just singing, doing my thing. Another man walks by and lambastes the bird. The bird replies with very much the same. I’m doing my thing. JUST DO YOU.
A fantastic read. In fact, one of the best reads I’ve had for a long while. This is my first encounter with the style of Bonfiglioli and absolutely loved his voice and narration throughout the novel. The humour is fantastic and sometimes completely absurd. This story provides a fantastic adventure from London to China and back. … More Book Review: All The Tea In China: Bonfiglioli
Dickens’ last, unfinished novel, is characteristic of his usual brilliant style. Settings, characters and stories were all built up very nicely. Some critics claim that this is the only purpose of the novel, which only adheres to its thriller/mystery genre, thus providing no social or political message as a result. This can’t be the case … More Book Review: Mystery of Edwin Drood
The main message I received was that of Atticus, and when Scout’s disgust of how he was working with all these terrible people with terrible opinions. In the end, he gave a message that one must be prepared to listen to all views, even bigotry itself, and that one should not just outright dismiss a … More Go Set A Watchman – Harper Lee: What I learnt