Scotland votes on independence this week. What are authors saying about this? Where do their hearts sit on the issue?
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
For more unique dystopian visions of the future, try these…
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess for a violent future Britain where the establishment seeks order by reforming dangerous youth.
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow for a 1984-inspired YA thriller set in the near future that explores the dystopian effect of post 9/11 policy.
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel for a literary love letter to humanity after a flu pandemic wipes out 99% of the population.
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell for a genre-busting epic that starts in 1984 and ends in 2043.
That smile tho
She’s so happy😭❤️
The Jeweled Skeletons were originally found in catacombs beneath Rome in 1578, and distributed as replacements under the belief they were Christian martyrs to churches that had lost their saint relics in the Reformation. However, for most, their identities were not known. The receiving churches then spent years covering the revered skeletal strangers with jewels and golden clothing, even filling their eye sockets and sometimes adorning their teeth with finery. Yet when the Enlightenment came around they became a little embarrassing for the sheer amount of money and excess they represented, and many were hidden away or disappeared. Koudounaris tracked down the dead survivors. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]
"I don’t wear makeup so I don’t have to waste like an hour in front of the mirror every morning hahahaha"
"open books not legs"
"why have tequila shots when you can have tea?"
"As always, late with Starbucks"
"modest is hottest"
"I’m not like those girls”
Go read this. It’s really important.
Be kind to one another.
Male rape victim talks about why he finds male rape funny at the Atomic Vaudeville Cabaret in June of 2012.
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This always makes me cry.
God damn it makes me sad
Yukio Mishima (1925 - 1970) appreciation post
"The fascist aesthetic, embodied in the fascist moment, offered a cure to a world emptied of its beauty by the depredations of modernity and by the cultural vacuum left by the restrictions and demands of the Japanese state. It also assuaged the sting of the prevailing sense of cultural belatedness vis-à-vis the West. If that culture in which Japanese intellectuals were saturated valued creative originality, and if Japanese artists could not hope to match that originality, then it made sense to develop an aesthetics of imitation to strike a blow for the native tradition." — The Aesthetics of Japanese Fascism
He fells like Thomas Mann, The Bushido Code, Nietzsche and Mussolini together. Best shit I read since Proust.
If you don’t read a book for Read a Book Day, how will you tell everyone you already knew what was going to happen when it eventually gets turned into a TV show?
Some of my best-loved books, I’m starting Mockingbird all over again today- it’s the perfect book to read in the summer