Dead Men Walking

 

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We are all dead men walking,

Trudging to the end of time,

Going through meaningless lives, half lives 

Morbid, morose, melancholy.

Through the annals of the rose,

We come forth like the autumn winds,

We are ingrained in the ways of life,

Sickness and sorrow and love abound.

Then into the world we are cast,

Our first breath like a sigh of despair,

How insignificant, how small

How ridiculous our morrow. Continue reading

Happy New Year: A Rant

Happy New Year to myself, a year older but none the wiser.

Happy New you dear ex lover. How’s the new bloke? Hope you break up soon.

Happy New Year you false friend. I know what you’ve been up to. Expect no mercy.

Happy New Year dear best friend. Haven’t seen you in a while, but there’s no one like you. Hope to meet you soon.

Happy New Year dear crush. I know you know I like you and I know you don’t like me like that. Yet you are always there, my sword and my shield.

Happy New Year you spineless bastard. You only care about the birthday treat and are absent the following year. Hope you stay away this year.

Happy New Year to you New Year. Bring some happiness to my life, would you?

Book Review #8: The Rest Of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

22910900This book marks my first foray into the Young Adult genre in a long time. I picked it up from the Kolkata International Book Fair 2016 (27 Jan-6 Feb) at a discounted price. If you live in and around Kolkata or happen to be there during the last week of January/First week of February and you are a book nerd, this is an event worth visiting. Several publishers of international repute put up their stalls there- Penguin, Random House, Oxford, Cambridge, Harper Collins, Amar Chitra Katha- along with stalls of several retail chains- Crossword, Starmark, Oxford Bookstore etc. You are bound to Continue reading

Book Review #7: Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel García Márquez

of_love_and_other_demons_0Over the last few months, one genre has attracted me a lot- Magical Realism. Magical Realism integrates a naturalistic and realistic narrative with surrealistic elements. It is a genre where the fantastic never looses track of reality, it is the supernatural within the bounds of the natural.

Subsequently I proceeded to acquire books by noted authors of the genre- Haruki Murakami, Gabriel García Márquez and (to some extent) Jostein Gaarder. Latin American authors are noted for Continue reading