I have always suspected myself of being almost purposeless, of not really having any single serious reason for existing. Now I was convinced, in the face of the facts themselves, of my personal emptiness. In surroundings so much too different from those in which I had previously had my meagre being, it was as if […]
I feel stranded and emotionally beat. Like I entered the ‘Hall of Mirrors’ in search for a story and now I’ve lost myself. There were reflections everywhere. Reflections of a story. I spent many days and nights staring blankly at these reflections hoping to find where the true story was hiding. Its only 256 pages […]
“You know those ducks in that lagoon in Central Park South? That little lake? By any chance, do you happen to know where they go, the ducks, when it gets all frozen over? Do you happen to know, by any chance? Do you?” Only a broken 16 year old like Holden Caufield could think that […]
Jane Austen completes 200 years this year. So what better time could there be to visit Jane Austen’s house in Chawton. Its a village in the Hampshire district near the A33 to Southampton which isn’t very far from where I live, and because it was a working day we left late and arrived just after […]
Alex, age 15, is the anti-hero and the protagonist of the story. Staying with his parents he is your average school going teenager by day and he is the leader of a notorious gang by night. The gang is his three close ‘droogs’ (friends); Georgie, Dim the dim and Pete. Their regular nights would start […]
“Then wear the gold hat, if that will move her; If you can bounce high, bounce for her too, Till she cry ‘Lover, gold hatted, high bouncing lover, I must have you!” -Thomas Parke D’Invilliers.
It is all in Esther Greenwood’s head. A neurotic over-achiever who made it to the top but didn’t know where to go from there. Lost like a race horse without a race track. Brought up by the pressures and high expectations of her middle class Christian mother, her life was crowded with unnecessary benchmarks that […]