Category: Books

Isn’t there something in living dangerously?

The Savage nodded, frowning. “You got rid of them. Yes, that’s just like you. Getting rid of everything unpleasant instead of learning to put up with it. Whether ’tis better in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing end …

The newspapers of Utopia would be terribly dull

I’m reading 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke for the first time ever, after an interview with Christopher Nolan about his 70mm restoration of the movie adaptation piqued my interest in the book. I had always put off reading 2001 because I felt I already knew the story. Kubrick’s science fiction masterpiece had left …