Book Monster

Conquering literature one book at a time
(to say nothing of the movies)

Breaking Bad: Season 1 (2008/Vince Gilligan)

Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.

James BaldwinGiovanni’s Room

226. The Story of the Stone by Cao Xueqin (+)
227. Reasons of State by Alejo Carpentier (+)
228. Under Fire by Henri Barbusse
229. The House of Ulloa by Emilia Pardo Bazán
230. The World as Will and Representation, Vol. 2 by Arthur Schopenhauer (+)
231. Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin (+)
232. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

In endless space countless luminous spheres, round each of which some dozen smaller illuminated ones revolve, hot at the core and covered over with a hard cold crust; on this crust a mouldy film has produced living and knowing beings: this is empirical truth, the real, the world. Yet for a being who thinks, it is a precarious position to stand on one of those numberless spheres freely floating in boundless space, without knowing whence or whither, and to be only one of innumerable similar beings that throng, press, and toil, restlessly and rapidly arising and passing away in beginningless and endless time.

Arthur SchopenhauerThe World as Will and Representation, Vol. 2

Whatever torch we kindle, and whatever space it may illuminate, our horizon will always remain encircled by the depth of night.

Arthur SchopenhauerThe World as Will and Representation, Vol. 2

218. That Awful Mess On The Via Merulana by Carlo Emilio Gadda
219. Mother by Maxim Gorki
220. The Revolt of the Angels by Anatole France (+)
221. His Family by Ernest Poole
222. Group Portrait with Lady by Heinrich Böll (+)
223. The Singapore Grip by J.G. Farrell
224. Perpetual Peace by Immanuel Kant
225. The Melting Season by Jami Attenberg