Monthly Archives: August 2010
“Eccentric people, he concluded, were good for conventional people, simply because they made them able to conceive of everything being quite different. This gave them a sense of freedom.” From: ‘The sandcastle’, by Iris Murdoch.
In ‘The Awakening’ Kate Chopin tells the story of Edna Pontellier. She is 28 years old, mother of two small childeren and married to a devoted husband, who provides very well for her in a materialistic sense. We meet Mrs … Continue reading
I came across this passage in ‘The Ghost’ by Robert Harris. It struck a chord with me, because I think it applies to writing scientific papers as well as ghost writing. Here it is, an observation by the ghost writer … Continue reading
To be honest, it probably doesn’t. Since there are so many book-blogs already, I have to admit my motivation for starting yet another one is entirely selfish. Reading novels brings me much joy. However, I not the most consistent reader … Continue reading