Thursday, August 21, 2008

Romance, madness and complete blackness

Today i'll share with you some of the favorite passages and also my thoughts from books i recently enjoyed ..

"She wanted Tara with the desperate desire of a frightened child frantic for the only haven it had ever known.
Home! The sprawling white house with fluttering white curtains at the windows, the thick clover on the lawn with the bees busy in it, the little black boy on the front steps shooing the ducks and turkeys from the flower beds, the serene red fields and the miles and miles of cotton turning white in the sun! Home!"

Upon its publication in 1936, Gone with the Wind became an immediate best-seller. ... To date it has outsold every other book except the Bible.I enjoyed reading this american classic much that i won't mind reading it all-over again. Most of the characters feels like your friend your neighbor or yourself sometimes. Honeslty the 950 pages were totally worth the read! I loved the ending as well as the remainder of it, i thought it was perfect and fair to the main character 'Scarlet'.

from Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho: I was kinda looking forward to start this one earlier than the other two, but it was not quite what i expected to tell you the truth. Mad little world was created throughout the whole story but again not expecting the story line is way better than seeing the end of it!

"She gave all her friends the impression that she was a woman to be envied, and she expended most of her energy in trying to behave in accordance with the image she had created for herself.
Because of that, she had never had enough energy to be herself, a person who, like everyone else in the world, needed other people in order to be happy. But other people where so difficult."

And finally there was a book called In the Land of the Unknown by Tarek Al-Duaij;
First when i saw it what caught my attention was its cover, i grabbed the book and to my shock it was Kuwaiti writer's work . i knew i must read it at that instant to support local talent least of it!
But well, the book was a new experiment to me.. i'm not used to that kind of reads. let me put it this way :
It explains the cover so well!
No favorite parts.

P.S: if you haven't watched Gone With The Wind the movie yet there's still a good chance you might catch it tonight at 22:00 KSA p.m. Dubai one TV *yeah they paid me to promote this shit*.
Seriously take a day off from whatever you do...turn off your phone and make sure you have enough food with you in your living room and watch is an amazing movie!!

1 comment:

aart hilal said...


I'm a big fan of Paulo Coelho! You will love this! He's the first best-selling
author to be distributing for free his works on his blog:

Have a nice day!