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July 26, 2005

the book about laughter and forgetting

Exactly what the title promises- seven mini stories, part fairy tale, part literary criticism, part political tract, part musicology, and part autobiography- a great novel that has it all.

I love the ending..it closes with a group of naked men and women on an isolated beach exchanging opinions about the fate of Western civilization and the liberation of humanity- pretty cool huh!

extract of the book: litost as "a state of torment created by the sudden sight of one's own misery."

a contradicting moto for such a title as "The Book of Laughter and Forgetting" non?


The beginning

hmm.. testing blogs one two three…

things are pretty new for me here. Ive always been a sceptic with the heavy reliance of internet use now that we can do just about anything on the computer, buy our weekly groceries, meet our future partner, study a degree online,even nuture a computerised pet!.. and here I am about to share my thoughts, ideals, goals in life, a cyberspace big brother in a nutshell.. wat the hell.. lets give this a shot.. it's just like writing a long mass email to all your friends, only everyone on the internet gets to read it.. nothing to it.

well that's what boredom does to you after 3 weeks in Essex and a cruel stark separation of my University life spent with comrades that has the same vision as mine, to have the best 3/4 years of your life.. and boy did we have that.. I miss u all….

and Tom, after reading your email coming back from tibet, I'm so envious.. I'll meet up with you for sure for the Everest thing.. just give me a few months notice so I can prepare myself!


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