In the second book of the Dune series, we see the divergence from what would have been the regular tale of a Hero who avenged the death of his father. Instead we are treated to the beginnings of questions that will haunt us through the Dune series. How will humanity distort the original message of messiahs? Is it possible to imagine and control every single impact of mass-movements? Will that kill what it means to be human?
In June this year, I picked up Krakauer's book at the classic Oxford Book Store in Darjeeling. The Oxford Book & Stationary Store has a good collection of books and articles on the people and history of Darjeeling, Sikkim & other eastern-Himalayan countries. It also has books on Buddhism and mountain-climbing. The building facade is … Continue reading Under the Banner of Heaven, Jon Krakauer
Dune! Anyone who has read this book will understand the exclamation mark. Here are the top philosophies & concepts that I picked up from the first book.
Before Donald Trump came around, the POTUS represented a machinery that I found beautifully precise and well-oiled. A large part of this was due to soft propaganda that we had been exposed to, ever since God made Hollywood. Thus, a US president could never be an idiot. The capitalist machinery and the huge premium that … Continue reading Becoming, Michelle Obama
Another airport purchase, like most of the crime paper-backs in my house. The kind of book that after you have read it, you are not quite sure whether you are disappointed or not by it.
All is well, that ends well and America goes on as always, because like the wise Whiskey Jack says, it is not a good country for gods.
Teju Cole is a master of words.