Yes, I admit it, I watched the wonderful BBC TV Series before even knowing of the book’s existence. But, I found that the book itself was a masterpiece, and translated by Will Hobson, allowed me to sample this great Frenchman’s aptitude for telling wonderful stories. TV/film usually corrupts the readers mind, and I have to … More The Three Musketeers: My New Favourite Book
Eat mindfully: if we have three meals a day, then this is three opportunities to be mindful: thus making sure we actually concentrate on eating, but also therefore no getting too wrapped up in whats coming next Use waiting times as mindfulness opportunities, whether you are waiting in line at the bank, or stuck in … More How to Live Mindfully according to Jason Stephenson
A 17-year-old writes into Elliott Hulse, describing how he feels depressed at having very few ‘real friends’, i.e those who pay him time and attention. Elliott highlights how in life, we are very lucky to find even one true ‘friend’, and that time and energy should be spent on those relationships. It is okay to … More Elliott Hulse: You Have No Friends
Bennett tells the rags to riches tale of one man called Denry, who uses great initiative and skill to manoeuvre his way up through the social ladder of the late 19th century. This is a tale that I thoroughly enjoyed, with so many ingenious plots and turns. It is with such spontaneity and skill that … More Book Review: The Card by Arnold Bennett
Give respect where it is due, return disrespect when faced with it. Story of stealing from the local fruit…where the young lads would leave the pub, steal fruit and then have a fruit fight down the local park. Many generations have lost their ability to hunt. We are no longer becoming survivalists.
Darkness is engulfing me, Lunging forward desperately, An endless epiphany.
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