“Any one of us could be made to look a monster, with selective readings of our history.” – Dangerous Girls We all have a list of those books that we intend to read but subconsciously keep delaying for some reason. For me, it was the work of Abigail Haas.
The term detective fiction is made of two words: detective + fiction. However, more often than not, the focus of such books lies on the first part, i.e. the mighty detective. Well, not always. In Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad series, the focus tilts towards the fiction part and that isn’t even the best part!
A few weeks back, I received a Whatsapp text. My Muscovite friend Katya, of whom I talk all the time in my Prochnost updates, was up to something awesome again. She had switched jobs recently and the ‘Kniga Worm‘ that she is (no literally!), she decided to get the kids in her new school excitedContinue reading “To the land of budding book lovers”
“When it came to art, I only cared about content: what a work meant… I had come to believe that art must be disturbing, art must ask questions, art must predict the future. If art is just political, it becomes like newspaper. It can be used once, and the next day it’s yesterday’s news. Only layersContinue reading “Walk Through Walls: A Memoir”
“Nothing in the real world is as beautiful as the illusions of a person about to lose consciousness.”
“I think… if it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts.”
“Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest as long as I am living; you said I killed you—haunt me, then! The murdered do haunt their murderers, I believe. I know that ghosts have wandered on earth. Be with me always—take any form—drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot findContinue reading “Wuthering Heights”
“This is when I understood that we can do without almost anything – our home, even our country. But we will never do without other people, and we will never do without family.”
“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”
“While a home provides shelter and a place to gather, it is also the safe place where we can express our feelings and enjoy some of the most important and meaningful events in our lives.”