Category Archives: Reading

Evening reading, day reading, reading in the tram, park and at work.

Clockwork Orange

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“The next morning I woke up at oh eight oh oh hours, my brothers, and as I still felt shagged and fagged and fashed and bashed and my glazzies were stuck together real horrorshow with sleepglue, I thought I would not go to school.”

Says Alex after a night spent on raping/robbing/beating/ and another ultra-violence stuff. Isn’t this brilliant? 🙂

 

“Then, brothers, it came. Oh, bliss, bliss and heaven. I lay all nagoy to the ceiling, my gulliver on my rookers on the pillow, glazzies closed, rot open in bliss, slooshying the sluice of lovely sounds. Oh, it was gorgeousness and gorgeosity made flesh.”

This was Alex listening to ‘Ludovig von himself’

 

“Does God want goodness or the choice of goodness? Is a man who chooses to be bad perhaps in some way better than a man who has the good imposed upon him? (…) Goodness is something chosen. When a man cannot choose he ceases to be a man.” 

 

Good for me; due to my origins, I understand like 90% of the dialect Alex uses. I’ve seen that most of the people on Goodreads complain the book is completely unreadable due to the language used and very violent scenes. I’ve already published my review on it so I’m not repeating myself here, but seriously, I love this book.

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J Korczak

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A skeptic, rationalist, pacifist, theosophist, mason, yoga-lover,  medicine doctor, teacher, poet.. Fascinating life of an extraordinary man.

I’m halfway through and I that’s one of my best readings this year.
Did I mention, that I won this book in the radio contest? I REALLY  DID !!! : )) I won won won.. :))

Forgotten language

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One of the best Fromm’s writings. Fromm is a father of humanistic psychoanalysis and except of being a great scientist he was a good writer too. Last time I read ‘Forgotten language’ it was at the university, mainly for its fascinating research on world of myths trapped in our dreams. Last month I spotted this book in one of Krakow’s bookstores and couldn’t resist from buying. That’s something everyone should read. Obligatory in high schools! You know what gravitation is, you know Marco Polo, you read Fromm and you can read your dreams.

Forever Kurt

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Oh mine.. I thought the funniest book ever was Three Men in a Boat (since I haven’t got to read Pratchett yet and of course ‘La petite Nicolas‘ is just another league). Wrong. But this? This one is so funny it hurts !  I love every single word Mr. Vonnegut has ever written – hey, hey, USA..

reading now

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”O ile nie będę mógł zostać geografem, bo w życiu się różnie warunki układają, pragnąłbym zostać reporterem. […] Reporterem chciałbym zostać dlatego, że lubię bardzo pisać różne sprawozdania, fotografować i dlatego, że mam niezłą wymowę.”

“W Polsce wszyscy prócz Władka Bartoszewskiego wszystko zapominają”. (Stefan Kisielewski, 1975 r.)

 

”Mężczyźni oddają się myślistwu, a kobiety – rozmyślał North, patrząc bacznie na swą ciotkę, jak gdyby nawet tu, na tym fotelu, mogła nagle wydać na świat dziecko –