Overall, The War on the West does a good job of exposing most of the disturbing trends I see in my generation and in America (and Europe) in general.
Literature has long been used as a way to communicate about the human experience, to broadcast ideas across continents, to connect with people of vastly different backgrounds, to expand empathy, to broaden people’s perceptions of the world.
So, germs are freaking scary.
The Metamorphosis is a very weird little book which is just one long extended metaphor. And I’m going to go ahead and interpret the hell out of it now because we all know I am very very knowledgeable about Literature.
That was a very intriguing book.
It’s been a LONG time since I’ve done a book tag. And I mean a LONG time. But I recently remembered that it’s halfway through 2022 already– as if time could pass any faster– and I decided I might as well keep the tradition going and do the Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag again.
In the years since it was published, Shrier’s book has been the subject of calls for Amazon to stop selling it, for Spotify to take down her interview with Joe Rogan, and at one point was *removed from shelves* by Target– all to prevent people from hearing her “harmful” message.
Whenever I see news about yet another school shooting, there are three main questions that always run through my head.
GPT-3 is currently the world’s most advanced language model AI (as of June 2022, when I’m writing this post) and I have been wanting to try it out for months.
What does your favorite book say about you? (Part 2)
So, the narrator of this book is utterly unhinged.
I had very mixed feelings on this book.
Just a short essay I wrote about graduating high school
Call me a book snob, but I’m still a Vonnegut stan.
I think I’m obligated to give this book five stars first because of its impact.
Pondering the end of the universe never fails to cause me to go into a state of existential vertigo.
It’s hard to escape problematic classics. Like it or not, literature has been and always will be steeped in the zeitgeist in which it was written.
Douglas Murray’s The Madness of Crowds is another refreshing book about the craziness of our current society.
If you’re no fun, you might call this book gimmicky. I call it brilliant.
AI books? Yeah I still can’t get enough of them.