Anna Karenina | A novel by Leo Tolstoy

What is it about Leo Tolstoy‘s novels, written and set in 19th century Russia, that still proves relevant after all these years? On the surface, Anna Karenina is a beautifully written account of love, betrayal and Russian high society. But delve deeper into the themes and structure and it gives way to thought about the ease ofContinue reading “Anna Karenina | A novel by Leo Tolstoy”

life less ordinary

CLEMENTINE: THIS IS IT, JOEL. IT’S GOING TO BE GONE SOON. JOEL: I KNOW. CLEMENTINE: WHAT DO WE DO? JOEL: ENJOY IT. – eternal sunshine of the spotless mind ALICE: I CAN’T EXPLAIN IT MYSELF, I’M AFRAID, SIR, BECAUSE I’M NOT MYSELF YOU SEE. – alice in wonderland MAC: I THOUGHT YOU WERE THE KINDContinue reading “life less ordinary”

the magician’s elephant

“Magic is always impossible… It begins with the impossible and ends with the impossible and is impossible in between. That is why it is magic.” – The magician, p 154 Jay is always telling me I am like a child. Sometimes this is said with frustration when I am in the throws of a tantrum,Continue reading “the magician’s elephant”

the prince of mist

I expected big things from this book by one of my favourite authors Carlos Ruiz Zafon, author of The Shadow of the Wind and Angel’s Game.  I am mesmerised from the very first page. Book translations to English aren’t always good, but with CRZ he’s got a really great translator (Lucia Graves) who has takenContinue reading “the prince of mist”