Shelf Life

Book reading these past months

Posted in Uncategorized by Shelf Life on February 10, 2010

The Curious Incident of the dog in the night-time

I just finished “the curious incident of thed dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon just now. Like a minute ago. The laptop is running as I sit in front of it finishing the last pages, so that’s how I did it.

I like the book. It reminded me of Forrest Gump and his worldview.  The book, written in a first person perspective, is heartwarming that gives one a view of looking at things in a positive way, whatever shit is happening on the road to kingdom come.  The autistic person’s life and his struggles and his pains and the people around him with their struggles and pains weaved tightly that they cannot just let go off each and everyone of them. It is like the math done by the fifteen year old autistic character that connects his own world with the outside world through his problem solving and algebraic expressions helping him to achieve calmness and focus in the fucked up situations people around him enter for a fuck.

The death and life of Charlie St. Cloud

Ben Sherwood. Ah. I’ve been meaning to read his “The Man who ate the 747” but got “The death and life of Charlie St. Cloud.” Its a fuckingly great love story it made me pause and wonder how he got that story off. Very creative and really did his research on possible life in the afterlife and even went out of his way to get the feel of being a gravedigger.

Set in a quaint town I forgot (but it is a real town and was pictured as it is), the poignant story revolved around brothers who promised not to leave each other, but shit happens and one died. The other stayed but got the magic power of seeing spirits and playing catch with his dead brother then got involved with a girl caught in between worlds then, it is a poignant story and I recommend it for easy enjoyable read. It tickled by emotions.

Everywhere I go

I got fucking tired reading senseless violence after “Everywhere I go” that neatly discussed the hooliganism prevalent in football crazy Brits and their counterparts in other European countries. Thus the shift to far too different genre.

Fucking off they go after games in the name of their ‘reputation.’ It is a non-fiction book that will bring you to the forefront of these hooligan fights by the different ‘firms’, or football fan groups, trying to put a life into their otherwise freaking boring society. I have this notion that their society is so boring that they resort to such shits.

I even watched a film “Green Street Hooligans” featuring Elijah Woods to check on the scenes and searched the you tube for real life “off.”

It was nasty alright, and Bollocks at the same time.

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