Just a quick post , guys 🙂 I had to work on a Sunday morning, which was soul crushing. But then,I was back by lunch to finish a really great book: Richard Flanagan’s ” The Narrow Road To The Deep North’, that bagged the Man Booker Prize, 2014. I had stayed up last night reading almost 60% of the novel and finished the rest , late this evening.Its my first novel by this author. Totally gripping.As the book cover says, its ‘savagely beautiful’. There are moments in the book when I felt I could no longer bear to read the brutality and butchery.And then suddenly there are moments of sheer beauty .Like the moon coming out in a dark sky. A novel about survival on the Burma ‘Death Railway’, I was reminded of my Ma taking me and my sister to watch ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai”, in one of the rare film festivals ( I think it was in 1983) that happened in our sleepy little hometown in Odisha, Eastern India. I shall gift this book to her.
And lazily surfing the internet, I also came across this extremely intelligent piece of both music and video ! http://youtu.be/E0JzJbXd7xY “Creativity is intelligence having fun” ( Albert Einstein). That’s what this is all about. I Googled to find that it is the brainchild of Mikey McCleary. Bravo! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikey_McCleary) The original song is this : http://youtu.be/oT9kqNvaUoQ
Over and Out , guys 🙂