Monthly archive December, 2016

Two Serious Ladies by Jane Bowles

Two Serious Ladies by Jane Bowles What at first seems as a sequence of peculiar acts and events, occurring without an explanation and disappearing without a trace, soon reveals its substance and connects causes with effects in a most unconventional manner. It is briefly mentioned in the book as a »dispensation from the world«, but...

A Severed Head by Iris Murdoch

A Severed Head by Iris Murdoch What ties people together when they by choice or necessity escape the security of their own habits and find comforts of domestic life insufficient? The author seems to answer this question in a row of equally unlikable characters mixing up together in an accidental way, where no emotion is...

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne The problem I have in reviewing books of this genre is that the characters’ introspective inspection is nonexistent by default and so is my patience with them. Why are they the last to know about their first and single occupation, which is of course love? Maybe I don’t get...

The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley

The Doors of Perception & Heaven and Hell by Aldous Huxley Based on his own experience with mescalin, Huxley informs us about the true nature of reality, that is, the sheer scope of it. He doesn’t stop at great works of art, schizophrenia or religion, but freely attaches his intake to an ambitious bundle of...