Good morning readers, today I’d like to talk to you about a couple of books I read recently…
Firstly, “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee(1960). The book is extremely famous and now a classic, also made into a movie,so I’m not even gonna try write a review…! What I really liked about it was its casual narrating,although I found it was being very trivial at times,overemphasizing on seemingly unimportant event and faces only to focus on its “real” plot very late in the book… The trial…
I have done a lot of research on black history,I’ve read a lot about it and seen many movies and documentaries on the matter so I know how things were and what was going on, so the book didn’t shock me (spoiler alert : since it talks about the conviction of a black man for the crime of a white one) on the contrary, it made me feel delighted about where we stand on this matter today…
Another book I recently finished was “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck(1937). For those of you who are not familiar with it, it’s sad. It’s a sad,sad book that’s gonna make your soul CRY. I might be exaggerating a little. Or maybe not, who’s to say?!
The title refers to the tragic figure of the book,Lennie, who’s this big Hagrid-like dinosaur-man with the brain of a toddler who likes,and I quote, “[…] to pet nice things with my fingers,sof’ things”. Ha ha no. He doesn’t mean that,silly. He means things like rabbits and mice and dead puppies and women’s hair… But he’s so strong, he kills the things he pets… Therefore the title. Although,I would rephrase it to “Of Dead : Mice and Men”
The book is great in depicting an inspiring friendship between two men, the one relying on the other,helping and keeping them company. Ultimately,what I got from this book,except for a hole in my chest that might never go away (haha just kidding…),is basically everything…From bullying,to friendship,to married life,to racism, to death and companionship this book talks about everything,for some there’s but a few mentions for other it’s the whole point of the book. But I wouldn’t like to bore you,just read it.
By the way,did you know that the word “boring” comes from the verb to bore which is the process of opening a whole in the barrel of a gun when making it ?! It’s a very slow job to do by hand and thus the term boring. When something is repetitive and time-consuming.
Done with Muse? Let’s fnd you something else….What about Paperlions and “don’t touch that dial”,lost the war” ? Feeling majestically generous, take Walk the Moon “Fixin” and “Tightpole”,too. You’re welcome!
P.S. I’m not that boring IRL, I swear.
Quote of the day ” I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it’s such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.” Ellen DeGeneres