This year is to be an appreciation of life; a focused pursuit of wisdom; a year of relentlessly chasing boredom.
I’m a bit of an extremist. You’ve probably heard me rant against the ill effects of excess consumerism plenty of times. I thought it’s only fair to do the opposite for once. Vibrant capitalism It’s Golden Week here in Japan,… Continue Reading
In a capitalist society, the value of human life is reduced to its capacity to consume and produce. Gaskell argues that it doesn’t have to be. North and Sound is a socio-economic romance novel from the victorian era. This may… Continue Reading
Without a doubt, no other book has had such a deep effect on me as this one. Another masterpiece by George Orwell, although due to publishers meddling with it, he doesn’t like it himself. Keep the Aspidistra Flying is a novel about a man… Continue Reading