I Told You So – 11 Orwellian Quotes About War and Power

Orwell hated his fellow intellectuals, whom he accused of a range of sins: a lack of patriotism, resentment of money and physical vigor, concealed sexual frustration, pretension, and dishonesty. He loved “the ordinary person” and the lives led by those “not especially blessed by material goods, people who work in ordinary jobs, who don’t have much of an education, who won’t achieve greatness, and who nevertheless love, care for others, work, have fun, raise children, and have large thoughts about the deepest questions in ways Orwell thought especially admirable.

“The Plague” by Albert Camus

There is no more important book to understand our times than Albert Camus’s The Plague, a novel about a virus that spreads uncontrollably from animals to humans and ends up destroying half the population of a representative modern town. Camus speaks to us now not because he was a magical seer, but because he correctlyContinue reading ““The Plague” by Albert Camus”

Bukowski Quotes

According to Charles Bukowski “Sadness is caused by intelligence, the more you understand certain things, the more you wish you didn’t understand them.” In his honor, here are his best quotes! 1) “The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts. While the stupid ones are full of confidence.” – CharlesContinue reading “Bukowski Quotes”

The Real Reading List to Pandemics

The following list of books are our literary picks, addressing questions of race, love, death and dominant governments, and the effect on national borders after a plague hits. Authors include Mary Shelley, Albert Camus, Daniel Defoe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Yuri Hererra, Michael Crichton, and more.

Happy Birthday Haruki Murakami

Happy 71st Birthday to one helluva creative writer, Haruki Murakami. Haruki is a Japanese writer. His books and stories have been bestsellers in Japan as well as internationally, with his work being translated into 50 languages and selling millions of copies outside of Japan. “Today when I awoke from a nap the faceless man wasContinue reading “Happy Birthday Haruki Murakami”

Scifi Saturday

This alien invasion novel seems pretty cool. Has anybody read it? Also, what do you think of this 2010 Stephan Martiniere cover! Publisher’s blurb “The launch of a new science fiction adventure series–by the New York Times-best selling author of the Safehold series and the Honor Harrington seriesThe Galactic Hegemony has been around a longContinue reading “Scifi Saturday”