Book Review · Fiction

Review: Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald's final novel is supposed to be about the failed potential of a great man, Dick Diver and his complex relationship with his wife, Nicole Diver. However, this novel fails on many account for me. Although the prose is undeniably beautiful and clever, the opposite can be said about the structure of the novel… Continue reading Review: Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Book Review · Fiction · Uncategorized

Review: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

A marriage in which all is not as it seems. (A book in which all is not as rosy as the reviewers made it out to be) Lauren Groff's Fates and Furies has been one of the most talked about literary novels in recent years, with Obama calling it his favourite book of 2015. It has… Continue reading Review: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

Anime & Manga · Anime Review · lgbt+ · manga review

Review: Kaze to Ki no Uta

Kaze to Ki No Uta or The Poem of the Wind and Trees is a ground-breaking boys' love manga that was first released in the 1970s by Keiko Takemiya. It follows Serge Battour, a strong and caring boy and young viscount, who enters Laconblade Academy to follow in the footsteps of his father. There he meets… Continue reading Review: Kaze to Ki no Uta

Book Review · Fiction · lgbt+

Book Review: I Was Born For This

Alice Oseman's story is about two worlds that collide, it is about what happens when fans meet the band members that they've been obsessed with for years. 'The Ark' give Angel's life meaning, hope and her closest friend- fellow Ark fan Juliet. The lives of Jimmy, Rowan and Lister have also increasingly revolved around 'The… Continue reading Book Review: I Was Born For This

Book Review · Fiction

Review: Clean by Juno Dawson

CN: addiction, anorexia mention Lexi Volkov is a socialite. Young. Fashionable. Rich. She has everything. Lexi Volkov is kidnapped. Dragged into a rehabilitation facility. Throwing up.  We first meet Lexi as a stubborn and immature teenager, trying to fight her way out of her stay at the rehabilitation facility, denying her drug addiction. But it's… Continue reading Review: Clean by Juno Dawson

Book Review · Fiction

Review: The End of Loneliness by Benedict Wells

This was a beautifully written, moving and poignant novel. It's a story about splitting apart then coming together again, about suffering and hurting and accepting that pain and moving on. It's a novel about love, loss and family. The characters suffered- the novel contains plenty of tragic occurrences, but at their suffering is not outlandish,… Continue reading Review: The End of Loneliness by Benedict Wells

Book Review · Fiction · lgbt+ · Queer Classics Club · Reading Club · Uncategorized

Giovanni’s Room

David is a young American who has gone to Paris, while he awaits the return of his fiancee. There he meets the love of his life, who turns out to be another man. However, the course of their relationship is not smooth in a homophobic world. And David will make a decision that will determine… Continue reading Giovanni’s Room

Journey · Writing

An Update on My Writing: Politics, Society and Literature 1

CN: misogyny, discrimination mentions, etc. (Toby Young and Boris Johnson) I didn't do a lot of writing during the winter break (refusing to use the term 'vacation' is a form of resistance, however mild). But I did a decent bit of planning, and I have increasing confidence of what will happen in the middle part… Continue reading An Update on My Writing: Politics, Society and Literature 1

mental health · personal · university

Returning to University: Not-being-happy and breakdowns.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzP4kQhlPBY Sometimes it feels like I've got a war in my mind I want to get off, but I keep ridin' the ride I never really noticed that I had to decide To play someone's game or live my own life And now I do I wanna move Out of the black (out of the… Continue reading Returning to University: Not-being-happy and breakdowns.

Journey · On The State of Postmodern Existence · personal · Writing

Reflections on 2017 and Goals for 2018

https://youtu.be/Y6ljFaKRTrI ^ My theme song for 2017. "I rose from the almost dead" ^ My quote of 2017 CN: suicide, anxiety, OCD 2017 was one fucking rollercoaster of a year. From outside, it is easy to conclude that 2017 has gone perfectly for me and I should be happily proud of my (academic) achievements. But… Continue reading Reflections on 2017 and Goals for 2018