Haunted by Humans: A Review of The Book Thief

  The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Knopf Books for Young Readers March 14, 2006 550 pages “Here’s a small fact – you are going to die.” That’s how Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief (2006) starts. With this line, Zusak immediately sets the tone for the rest of the novel, a grim story set inContinue reading “Haunted by Humans: A Review of The Book Thief”

Books to Read To Help You Deal with Death, A Little Bit

When I was a kid, I was terrified of death, which was slightly peculiar, as the topic of death was not an unfamiliar one in my family. My mother is a pastor and besides church services and weddings, she often leads funeral services, about which she shares stories often enough. On the other hand, thatContinue reading “Books to Read To Help You Deal with Death, A Little Bit”

It’s Not the End of the World – The Sublime On a Small Scale

How does one track down the sublime? It is not moldy lemons that I am referring to here (haha do you get it??) (sorry), but that feeling of your organs permeating through your skin, of your stomach turning into an abyss and swallowing the rest of you up whole. I remember a few years agoContinue reading “It’s Not the End of the World – The Sublime On a Small Scale”

The Comic Loss of 2014

2014 has not been the best year for comedy and that is putting it mildly. During the course of the year three pioneering comedians have passed away: Rik Mayall, Robin Williams and Joan Rivers. They have been influential in their respective comedy scenes as well as worldwide, and inspired a great many comedians that followedContinue reading “The Comic Loss of 2014”