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I don’t have any interest in anything people see as Geek Culture- Dr Who, Sci Fi, Japanese computer games etc. But I’m a bit of an old school nerd. War literature, classical music and novels.
Much less cool ^_~
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Finally getting round to responding to a question I got regarding my tastes in literature; favourite quotes, passages, etc.
I don’t really remember the specifics of the question as it’s been a while, but I’ll do the best I can!
As I’ve mentioned a few times, one of my all time favourite novels is The God of Small Things. I think the reason I love it is because of how poetic and lyric it is. I love the rhythm and use of repetition. My favourite quote, that occurs as a recurrent theme throughout the novel is of 'laws that lay down who should be loved, and how. And how much.”
Other GOST quotes that have stuck with me are "Thirty-one. Not old. Not young. But a viable die-able age.”
I haven’t met many others who feel the same way, but I love Salman Rushdie novels for the same reason. They’re so fantastically elaborate and surreal, and very very lyrical. I loved the Satanic Verses and Midnight’s Children- I’m always drawn to any book that makes me desperate to draw.
For that reason, despite generally having little interest in the fantasy genre, I loved Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast. Its so humorous, very visual ("A navy of grief and madness") and actually compelled me to illustrate the whole book! I loved that project.
I read a lot of war literature. I think because it’s just a time in our history that is so completely imcomprehensible. I could list a thousand Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen, Rudyard Kipling etc, quotes… But I’d be here forever.
Finally, my favourite genre of novel is socially, politically relevant novels- fictional stories based on actual points in time. I’m particularly interested in the Indepedance of India from Britain in 1947, and books set during the socialist transformation in China under Mao Zendong- Rohinton Mistry’s Family Matters and A Fine Balance and Amy Tan’s A Kitchen God’s Wife.
The Good Women of China is an incredible non fiction book, and I love The Vagrants. In fact, I could give you a long long list of Chinese Novels.
PAUSE FOR BREATH.
"The Great Stories are the ones that you have heard and want to hear again. The ones you can enter anywhere and inhabit comfortably. They don’t decieve you with thrills and trick endings. They don’t surprise you with the unforeseen. They are as familiar as the house you live in. Or the smell of your lover’s skin. You know how they end, yet you listen as though you don’t. In the way that although you know that one day you will die, you live as though you won’t. In the Great Stories you know who lives, who dies, who finds love, who doesn’t. And yet you want to know again.
That is their mystery and their magic.”
Hope that was informative xox
Sita Abellan by Emilio Jiménez
Hello, eloquent friend.
My habibe says I’m a wild cat; tame enough to purr when stroked, but if you see my tail start to swish, you better run like hell…
I love London- there’s no city like it.
I’ve fallen in love with cities before- Hong Kong, Marrakesh, Beirut…
But though it can suck the life and soul out of you, London is my home and nothing compares to it.
It’s got great style- It doesn’t follow fashion, it creates its own. It has great bars and the best cocktails.The people of London are amazing and unique. There’s always something happening. It has so much history, and culture and stories. It’s one of the gastronomical capitals of the world. It’s anonymous and diverse and fucking weird. And it’s absolutely beautiful.
I could eulogise over London forever <3
Up on the roof
Photo: Stephen Perry
Model: Adreena Angelta
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Body: Joy Williams Latex
Black | Stina Rapp by Nils Odier for Schon!
Love Schon! <3
Why do people call me Angela..?
Y’know, I was thinking about this the other day and remembered I never answered. I apologise! I got the message just as I was getting onto a plane to Italy and that distracted me…
I’m going to have to have a scroll back… But I’ll get on it.
Thanks for the question, always happy to talk literature