And it seemed that the book in their hands knew what they were feeling and gave...– Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago, trans. Max Hayward and Manya Harari (thanks, bleedingwordswordswords) Hmmmm… should finish reading this.
Three words whispered menacingly in his ear: “Goodbye, Mr. Hunter.– Ted Dekker, from Black (thanks, kaylalala94)
'Suite Francaise' by Irene Nemirovsky
'Sense and Sensibility' by Jane Austen
'The Famished Road' by Ben Okri
Azaro had no wish to be born. He was one of the abiku spirit children who, when born, live half of their lives in the spirit world and who seldom choose to live to adulthood. But Azaro chose to live. For his decision, his spirit companions do everything in their power to coax, wheedle and drag him back into the spirit world. Thanks to the ‘woman with the...
Ghostwriting for Rappers →
Yes, they even do ‘diss tracks’ and entire albums. Legal plagiarism at its cheapest. Although I neither encourage nor condone ghostwriting, being a ghostwriter seems like an interesting job.
'The God of Small Things' by Arundhati Roy
Teaser: “May in Ayemenem is a hot, brooding month. The days are long and humid. The river shrinks and black crows gorge on bright mangoes in still, dustgreen trees. Red bananas ripen. Jackfruits bursts. Dissolute bluebottles hum vacuously in the fruity air. Then they stun themselves against the clear windowpanes and die, fatly baffled in the sun.” ...
'The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao' by Junot...
Teaser: ‘They say [fuku] came first from Africa, carried in the screams of the enslaved; that it was the death bane of the Tainos, uttered just as one world perished and another began; that it was a demon drawn into Creation through the nightmare door that was cracked open in the Antilles.’ -Opening sentence, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao My...
SNL: The Best of Tom Hanks
Episodes of note: Girl Watchers on 49th Street Tom Hanks and Jon Lovitz, both hopeless losers, verbally self-flagellate in front of beautiful women on 49th street in cheerful sing-song voices. Mr. Belvedere Fan Club Fanatics assemble at a club meeting to discuss what to do and what not to do with Mr. Belvedere (at the time of the skit, he was still alive). Kudos to Phil Hartman who, even...
I’ve seen the movie three times. IN. THE. CINEMAS. That should speak for how much I enjoy the film in itself. And I’m one of those people who walk in the movie theatre with the sole purpose of deconstructing and analysing and making a butt of the film in general. A quick synopsis of Inception: Dom Cobb is an ‘extractor’. He pilfers crucial...