Update Reading List and The Red Pony

I am lagging behind! I just finished John Steinbeck’s The Red Pony but according to my list I should finish Rachel Joyce’s novel tomorrow. I am not lagging behind because I haven’t been reading, I was simply reading other stuff. I am currently reading a lot of non-fiction books and history magazines on various topics…

Kurt Vonnegut, Cat’s Cradle

I don’t actually know what I should write about Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle. It was, most definitely, a highly enjoyable read. It is amazing how Vonnegut manages to make readers think and experience things in a completely different way. I still, after 2 years, remember a scene in Slaughterhouse-Five, where it is described how Billy…

Heartbreaking

How often does it happen that a student studying a book for uni finds her/himself to be all in tears? Maybe more often than I can ever imagine but I can tell you that it only happened to me twice. Once shortly after my mum’s death in a seminar where we discussed Alan Hollinghurst’s A…