18.11.08

"Real life is regularly running out of money, and then food. Real life is having no proper heating. Real life is physical. Give me books instead: give me the invisibility of the contents of books, the thoughts, the ideas, the images. Let me become part of a book; I'd give anything for that".

- Scarlett Thomas (The End of Mr. Y*)


* A little too-overblown mish-mash of language, philosophy, and the concept of existence in a style that perhaps most closely resembles Poe's more fantastical works. The arguments and counter-arguments, and the various works by other authors that it prompts one to? Great stuff. The actual plot? Ehhh.

11 comments:

Space Bar said...

what an odd coincidence - i was half-way through the book and now i've given up and am returning it to the library.

??! said...

Well, most of her points were made in that half, so you didn't really miss much. Want to know the end?

Shyam said...

So, just that one quote that's worthwhile from an entire book?

brinda said...

??!, do you know that other than the charity shop one, your posts have been getting alarmingly short? brevity has its place, but not on your blog, yes? please sir, i want some more

Space Bar said...

oh i know. adam and the garden of eden no less. jeez. that's when i stopped reading the book. (come to think of it i read less than half).

??! said...

shyam:
No, no, lots of quotes, but this was too close to home to pass up.

brin:
She shames me, dear public, she does. Oh well, she shall have her wish, for we may not do many things, but we do do requests.

space:
Heh, yeh. She does apologise for it in the end credits though.

Shyam said...

You do requests??????? Why did I not KNOW this?? 'tis truer than ever - if you don't ask, you don't get...

The Bride said...

I'm so brain dead that all I can say is I am here, I am reading, I am liking.

KC said...

i feel like that when i watch tv... why can't i be in the tv?! they always look so pretty, their life is always so much more interesting.

Szerelem said...

Real life is having no proper heating.

True dat.

HP said...

"I'd give anything for that"