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Where I dump a fraction of the random thoughts that pop up in my balding little head

Write. Bleed. And don’t mind the crowd

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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MOVIE REVIEW : Aamis (Ravening)

I watched Aamis today. I relish movies that get me thinking, ones that explore aspects of the human existence in depth, contain strong themes, and in essence, is larger than the sum of its parts. Movies that are more than... Continue Reading →

The Purgatory of Half Forgotten riddles by John A. Raju

Thanks for this review @literary_threads 😄

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Qotd: Do you write your thoughts in a diary or in your phone?
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The Purgatory of Half Forgotten Riddles by author John A. Raju weaves around love, demise and friendship. Before I can even start talking about this book, I want to say that I am speechless about the depth of this book. The story escalates from the very first page because of its unique narration and setting.
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A struggling author tries to collect his thoughts about his father’s death and all the mystery around it. The chapters are written in past and present life of the protagonist, Peter.
The movement of his thoughts and mental state at each stage of his life shows how a person’s state of mind can be put to turmoil just by loosing someone close to them without having fault of theirs.
The pain…

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Notes on “House of Leaves” by Mark Danielewski (4) – Chapter VII-VIII

Feb 21, 2020 – 2:55 AM This is part of a series of SPOILER FILLED musings on House of Leaves. The links to the first post on the series and the previous post are below: https://fourththoughts.wordpress.com/2020/02/11/notes-on-house-of-leaves-by-mark-danielewski-chapters-i-v/ https://fourththoughts.wordpress.com/2020/02/13/notes-on-house-of-leaves-by-mark-danielewski-1-chapter-vi/ As usual, in... Continue Reading →

Notes on “House of Leaves” by Mark Danielewski (3) – Chapter VI

Feb 14, 2020 - 3:40 AM Well I'm surprising myself by writing for the third straight day on this book. Heads up again!! This is part of a series of SPOILER FILLED musings on House of Leaves. The links to... Continue Reading →

Notes on “House of Leaves” by Mark Danielewski (2) – Appendix II E.

This blog post is part of a series of SPOILER FILLED musing I'm doing as I read House of Leaves. Anyone who has enjoyed this book is most likely to appreciate the virtue of such an idea, i.e. reflections and... Continue Reading →

Notes on “House of Leaves” by Mark Danielewski (1)- Chapters I-V

P.S. I wrote a lot of the below without an idea that I may be sharing it, so apart from the drawbacks of occasionally sounding personal, the below also contains possible SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!!SPOILERS!! APART FROM THE FIRST PARAGRAPH So if you... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

Siddhartha by Herman Hesse has been on my TBR list for quite some time but a bit behind in the queue owing to the fact that I was unsure of enjoying it. The premise is that of a certain Siddhartha,... Continue Reading →

Book Review- The Purgatory of Half-Forgotten Riddles by John Raju

Reviews like these keep you motivated to write!! #debut_novel#review.
Thank you 🙂

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// My life is a story I wouldn’t want to be reading again //
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That’s the opening line of the book & I felt it an appropriate opening for the review to come.
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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.
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This is one of those stories where…

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Why do I write?

Why do I write? What pushes me to do so? I think, first of all, that there exists this need in each and every one of us to express ourselves and each of us have a medium that we can... Continue Reading →

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