No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai

"I thought, "As long as  can make them laugh, it doesn't matter how, I'll be all right. If I succeed in that, the human beings probably won't mind it too much if I remain outside their lives. The one thing I must avoid is becoming offensive in their eyes: I shall be nothing, the wind, the sky.” 

Watership Down

“All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed.” ― Richard Adams, Watership Down Watership Down... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

The Satanic Verses

“Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.” ― Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses Honoring Banned Books Week, I decided to write a review of The Satanic Verses. The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie's fourth novel, first published in 1988 and inspired partly... Continue Reading →

How- To Be a Sophisticated Psychopath

“I'm into, oh murders and executions mostly. It depends.” ― Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis is a brutal satire of the American upper class in New York in 1980's. Anti-hero Patrick Bateman is the main character and narrator who works in Wall Street and earns six-figure salaries a year. Bateman is narcissistic, vain... Continue Reading →

Finland’s Literary Treasure

“A strong desire derives a person straight through the hardest rock.” ― Aleksis Kivi, Seven Brothers Aleksis Kivi's Seven Brothers is Finland's most celebrated literary treasure.  It was published in 1870 and  it’s one of the first novels written in Finnish language. I am not a fan of Finnish classics but I do see why... Continue Reading →

How-To Tame

“But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince The Little Prince is French masterpiece written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Maybe you have read it as... Continue Reading →

Teen Smart Enough?

“Trust me. I'm a genius.” ― Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl Artemis Fowl written by Eoin Colfer is one of the series I grew up with. First book was published in 2001 when I just about learned to read and there was a new book nearly every year and the last one was published two years... Continue Reading →

How- To Become a Narnian

“I'm on Aslan's side even if there isn't any Aslan to lead it. I'm going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn't any Narnia.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S.Lewis  is something you must read. I first read these books when I was ... Continue Reading →

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