Tuck Everlasting – the Talks About Being Immortal

I was about six or seven when the fear of death found me.  I remember shivering into the mid-night with my eyes widely open and squeezing my mom’s hand hard.  Weirdly enough, the person whose images kept showing in front of my eyes was a famous anchor I saw every day at the time from … Continue reading Tuck Everlasting – the Talks About Being Immortal

The CATCHER in the RYE

What should I say? It is simply the best book I've read. I went through the similar confusing stage myself in college. The differences were first, I didn't talk and lie, I did what Holden imaged what he would do near the end of the book - acting like a deaf person so everyone stopped … Continue reading The CATCHER in the RYE

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

The world is not full of angles or devils, but ordinary souls that are pushed by a minority of angles and devils and thus struggling in between. I didn’t have high expectation when I started this book.  More than a couple of decades ago, when people in China and people from other countries did not … Continue reading Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

THE FARM by Tom Rob Smith – A Short Review

This book should at least earn 3 stars out of five considering I had finished it in one day.  The author had got a talent to keep me going. But other than that, what was like reading and finishing it…?  Yes, it’s a lot like eating a bowl of lucky charms cereal without a single … Continue reading THE FARM by Tom Rob Smith – A Short Review

ON MY OWN by Diane Rehm

This is a very personal book.  Personal as the feeling expressed by the author was very genuine.  Personal also as when reading part of the narratives, you’d think: why any of this was my business. I like the book till the later part.  The repetitive expressing on how she missed her husband who died after … Continue reading ON MY OWN by Diane Rehm

Ringu

I just read the book “Rings” by Kōji Suzuki. I was very looking forward to reading the book when I found it.  The movies that based on it (Ringu and Ringu II) have been my single worst nightmare since I watched them.  The book tells a quite different story.  The first 40 pages looked like … Continue reading Ringu

A Queer Dream

I used to have a weird experience.  It was a queer dream starting with me feeling being sucked into a deep and deeper space that looked the same as my bed room and I knew it was not.  I fell no matter how I resisted and then I heard voice, blowing into my ear, as … Continue reading A Queer Dream

These Ten Faces

“But there are three things in this world you can’t shrug off: death, taxes – and a girl who loves you.” I’ve read a great book – “TEN FACES OF CORNELL WOOLRICH”, and I love it.  Is it because of the language, or the way it’s being used?  Is it the stories, or how it’s … Continue reading These Ten Faces

“I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow…” – From “The Bell Jar”

Last year when we were in Annapolis, I exclaimed many times on the beautiful sights, “It’s the most stunning place I’ve ever seen!” While my husband nodded along without sincere agreement, just like what I did when we were in other enormous scenic places like all the national parks, when he’s busy in taking pictures … Continue reading “I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow…” – From “The Bell Jar”

Who Define the Unwell?

If you have to choose only one book from two (non-poetry, non-tech let’s say): one was written by an extraordinary focus, intelligent and logical person (think of Sherlock Holmes); the other was written by a notorious insane (think of Jack the ripper).  Which one will you choose? How many of you will be more curious … Continue reading Who Define the Unwell?