Albert Camus – A Happy Death

The title, a contradiction in terms, was the first novel written by Camus, when he was in his mid-twenties. However, it was only published post-humously, and is considered to be a precursor to Camus’ more widely-acclaimed The Stranger (also known as The Outsider, to obfuscate matters). It has been a long time since I’ve read The Stranger, and the […]

Ayn Rand – The Fountainhead

The fourteenth re-read. In thirteen years. That’s how much I love this book, and how much I’m totally and completely in love with the protagonist, Howard Roark. For years, I’ve longed for a world of Roarks, and all I’ve seen around me is a world of Keatings and Wynands. And at that point, I can’t […]

Ayn Rand – The Fountainhead {Weekly Geeks Q&A}

As I’m tackling the Weekly Geeks ‘Catching Up Is Hard To Do‘ questions, one book at a time, here’s part two – one of my favorite books of all times. At fourteen, I read the book for the first time. As soon as I read the last line, I flipped back to the first page […]

Milan Kundera – The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

This book is a novel in the form of variations. The various parts follow each other like the various stages of a voyage leading into the interior of a theme, the interior of thought, the interior of a single, unique situation, the understanding of which recedes from my sight into the distance. It is a […]

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