We read this in August 2012. Our discussion was doubtless wide ranging and intellectual.
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“The world isn’t just the way it is. It is how we understand it, no? And in understanding something, we bring something to it, no? Doesn’t that make life a story?” (pg. 223 more words
This post contains mild spoilers about some of the books mentioned.
One type of metafiction is that in which the protagonist seeking to escape the real world, consciously imagines a world into being and lives within this fictional universe of their creation.The real and fictional worlds of the character overlap and blur. 562 more words
The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics have gained more than the attention of winter sports enthusiasts worldwide. As pictures of the living conditions provided for visiting athletes go viral across the Internet, the world is also looking a little more closely at the leadership of Russia itself. 415 more words
I’ve never struggled with a novel as much as I have with Life of Pi, but I also really enjoy reading and talking about it. There’s so much there—the religion, the animals, the hilarity, the tragedy, the clever intricacy of the writing—that I really hate that I only get one blog post to talk about it. 273 more words