There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed That’s what Ernest Hemingway said. But I suppose that he said it at a point where his bleeding had started to give him life.... Continue Reading →
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// My life is a story I wouldn’t want to be reading again //
That’s the opening line of the book & I felt it an appropriate opening for the review to come.
The Purgatory of Half-Forgotten Riddles is as interesting as the title makes it sound like- which is definitely one of the reasons I picked it up. It is a story of Peter who’s at a stage in life where he feels ‘less cold in his heart, less old in his body & more bold in inviting death’. As is his annual ritual to spend alone time in his grandfather’s house (which also has an interesting story, btw), Peter has yet again taken a journey down the memory lane, recollecting the life he’s had. Through these musings we get to know more about him & his significant others.
This is one of those stories where…
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