I am the Invisible Man!!

I am the Invisible Man!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A book review

Ever since I decided to leave facebook, I haven't really missed it at all with the exception of having a lot more down time at work. One thing I do miss is my virtual bookshelf which gave me the opportunity to show books I was reading, books I read, and one thing I really enjoyed, reviewing books. Over the course of this past semester, I haven't had too much time for personal reading, but with my semester ending last Tuesday I finally got the chance to finish a book.

"The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald was a wonderful dark story. It seems to be a character focus for the majority of the book, focusing on the little detailed Jay Gatsby. Nick Carraway, the narrator, moves to a Long Island community known as West Egg, and his neighbor just happens to be the mysterious "Gatsby." After finally meeting him at one of Gatsby's social functions, the next few months are full of excitement, adultery and many rumors of Gatsby's past. It was slow to start, but once the plot started involving Gatsby, I had a hard time putting the book down.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Haiku Heaven

Well, I haven't really been inspired to write much lately, but generally speaking when my mood gets angry or sad, I tend to write better, and lately it's been a whole lot of one or the other. I've never been a fan of writing in a haiku style, but these came to me pretty quickly, and I like them. So here goes

Haiku for Happiness in an Upside-down World
Pointless existence
Wandering through the darkness
Empty soul, alone.
I am without peace
Rage, hate, anger boil inside
No chance of release.
Roadways Bound
My home is nowhere
Searching an endless driveway
Homeless today, still.

Nothing too fantastic, but they captured my mood fairly well at the time they were written, and I kind of like them.

The Dingo's Bookshelf reserved for his favorites

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series
  • The Twilight series
  • The Harry Potter series
  • Fight Club
  • On the Road