The Bell Jar

We’ll take up where we left off, Ether,” she had said, with her sweet, martyr’s smile. “We’ll act as if all this were a bad dream” A bad dream. To the person in the bell jar, blank and stopped as a dead baby, the world itself is the bad dream. The Bell Jar, by Sylvia… Continue reading The Bell Jar

Lost Girls

Our life becomes like our pornography Lost Girls, a graphic novel by Alan Moore, is pornography. This is the key feature in analyzing this book. It cannot be understood properly if you are trying to understand it as a graphic novel, or a regular novel, or anything else besides pornography. It may look like a… Continue reading Lost Girls

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In Cold Blood

Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood is a book about the nature of violence in America. It tells the story of a family, the Clutters, who were murdered by two former inmates of Fort Levenworth, in Kansas. To me, the two most interesting parts are the buildup to the murders and the trial and appeal process.… Continue reading In Cold Blood