Monday 1 July 2024

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock and Other Poems [#books #reviews]

by T.S. Eliot

There will be time, there will be time
And time yet for a hundred indecisions,
And for a hundred visions and revisions,
Before the taking of a toast and tea.
(Page 5)

Friday 31 May 2024

Pyramids [#books #reviews]

by Terry Pratchett

Wyrd Sisters
Guards! Guards!

And then the world went mad.
All right, madder.
(Page 199)

Sunday 31 March 2024

Shōgun [#books #reviews]

by James Clavell

Only by living at the edge of death can you understand the indescribable joy of life.

Saturday 23 March 2024

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner [#books #reviews]

by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

At lenght did cross an Albatross,
Thorough the fog it came [...].
(Page 21)

Wednesday 13 March 2024

Towards Zero [#books #reviews]

by Agatha Christie

Superintendent Battle
← Cards on the Table

When you read the account of a murder―or say, a fiction story based on murder, you usually begin with the murder itself. That's all wrong. The murder begins a long time beforehand. A murder is the culmination of a lot of different circumstances, all converging at a given moment at a given point. People are brought into it from different parts of the globe and for unforeseen reasons. [...] The murder itself is the end of the story.
It's Zero Hour.
It's Zero Hour now.
Superintendent Battle
(Page 223)

The Crocodile [#books #reviews]

by Maurizio De Giovanni Rating: 8 /10