‘Nothing thicker than a knife’s blade separates happiness from melancholy.’
If you think To Kill a Mockingbird was ‘important’, or ‘eye-opening’ for you, then Go Tell It On the Mountain will ram home just how much you don’t, and perhaps never really will, truly understand.
‘The less a person thinks and inquires regarding the why and the wherefore and the justice of things, when dragging along through life, the happier it is for him, and doubly, trebly so, for her.’
First published: 1974 Found: Looking for more Virginia Woolf and found Mansfield instead Pages/read time: 830, two months on and off during exam time Comments: To and fro, in … Continue reading
Year of publication: 1969 Found: On a book club reading list Pages/Read time: 304, three days The Black female is assaulted in her tender years by all those common forces of … Continue reading
Year of publication: This translation by Samuel Butler first published 1898. Found: In the sales bin at the uni co-op Pages/Read time: 415, three weeks-ish Comments: The Iliad – written by … Continue reading
Year of publication: 2004 (poems written 1961-62) Found: Second hand at the uni co-op Pages/Read time: 211, two weeks of lunch-break reading at work I have your head on my … Continue reading
Don’t be intimidated by this text. Just because the authors Frederich Engels and Karl Marx unleashed 150 years of political turmoil with it’s publication doesn’t mean that you should be intimidated. Ok, maybe just a little.
Like a large box of expensive chocolates, these stories are yours to consume when and how you wish.