White Noise by Don DeLillo. The first thing that comes to mind after reading this book is Post-Modern Nihilism. This is one of those books that gets you thinking about how little sense life makes. In other words, it helps you realize how crazy things have gotten over the year. Yet at the same time, it shows you that people have always felt that way. In a way, it seems like the world doesn’t make sense now, and maybe that is something new, but the truth is, it has always been this way. People have always thought the world didn’t make sense and was getting worse.
Watchmen Alan Moore Review. The most famous line from the Watchmen is ‘Who watches the watchers?’ In this video, I talk about that idea and a few others. Are Superheros super, or are they just like us? Was the Watchmen the start of a movement or a sign of the times? If anything, it seems like the world has started to wonder, can we trust those people who have power?
The Gods Themselves is one of Isaac Asimov’s greatest books, he won the Hugo and Nebula awards for this book. What’s important about this book is that it questions some of the things we take for granted. For example, when we create new technology, can we turn back, even when it is necessary?
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn is one of those books that will make you look at the world in a different light. It will change the way you think about the way you live life and inspire you to live another way. If you haven’t read this book, I highly recommend it, no only is it inspirational, but it is also highly entertaining.
I recently read Margret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, it is all about dystopia, propaganda, context and control. It was a great read and these are my thoughts about the important ideas.
I recently read ‘The Reason You’re Alive’ by Matthew Quick, it was a great quick read, and this video is about what I found interesting about the book. One thing that stands out, is that it is really good at giving you the perspective of someone you’ve likely never taken seriously.