Nolite te bastardes carborundorum

Better never means better for everyone... It always means worse, for some. / Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale The Handmaid's Tale is a dystopian novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood. It was first published in 1985. It's a terrifying, truly dystopian book. The United States of America no longer exists. It has been replaced by [...]

The Vegeterian

“Why, is it such a bad thing to die?” ― Han Kang, The Vegetarian   The Vegetarian is a South Korean novella written by Han Kang and first published in 2007. It's quite  a fascinating book: Before the nightmare, Yeong-hye and her husband live an ordinary life. Then Yeong-hye  becomes haunted by splintering, blood-soaked images and [...]

Eragon

“First, let no one rule your mind or body. Take special care that your thoughts remain unfettered... . Give men your ear, but not your heart. Show respect for those in power, but don't follow them blindly. Judge with logic and reason, but comment not. Consider none your superior whatever their rank or station in [...]

The Children of Húrin

“A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Children of Húrin The Children of Húrin is an epic fantasy which original version was written by J. R. R. Tolkien  in the late 1910s, he revised it several times later, [...]

How-To Catch a Falling Star

“A philosopher once asked, "Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?" Pointless, really..."Do the stars gaze back?" Now, that's a question.” ― Neil Gaiman, Stardust Stardust is a novel by British writer Neil Gaiman, published with illustrations by Charles Vess in 1999. It [...]