"The worst part is wondering how you’ll find the strength tomorrow to go on doing what you did today and have been doing for much too long,where you’ll find the strength for all that stupid running around,those attempts to escape from crushing necessity,which always founder and serve only to convince you one more time that destiny is implacable,that every night will find you down and out,crushed by the dread of more and more sordid and insecure tomorrows.~Céline
I am reading Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake which is an apocalyptic novel about genetic engineering. I'm not sure I'd recommend it though - so far it's like half soap opera, half bloody horrifying, and I'm halfway through. Kind of disappointed with Margaret even though the world she describes is probably possible given enough money.
I just finished The Royal Family by William T. Vollman which was a slog through hell. It was beautiful to read, emotionally draining and scary, but I can only recommend it if you are a literary glutton for punishment or trapped on a desert island. I should have picked one of his shorter books to start with I think. I don't regret it, but go into this one carefully. Thank goodness I now have a Kindle, because I would have thrown my back out carrying it around.
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Thank you for the suggestion indeed. Don't know what i could counter suggest except if you are somewhat into scientifical books or journal articles in a pol. science.
Been quite some time that i read an ordinary book or classic namely.