Thoughts On “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”

Richard Feynman is a Nobel prize winning physicist with a knack for just about everything outside his field. He is a top-notch prankster, safe-cracker, musician (with a knack for the frigideira and the drums), artist. And while reading Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! I found myself thinking, "How does he find the time for all this?" It … Continue reading Thoughts On “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”

Thoughts On “Castle In The Air” and Falling In Love

Abdullah is a hopeless-romantic, humble man making his living in the Zanzib bazaar selling carpets. He is given a chance to turn his life into a big adventure when a mysterious traveler sells him a magic carpet. The carpet takes him on a journey where he meets the beautiful and clever princess, Flower-in-the-Night, and all his dreams … Continue reading Thoughts On “Castle In The Air” and Falling In Love

Thoughts On “Tales Of An Ordinary Madness”

Tales Of An Ordinary Madness is a short story book, filled with realistic little snippets of life. I thought of them as bits of Bukowski's memories pieced together. Reading them is like plunging into the world of the prostitutes, the drunkards, the poor. Bukowski is incredibly observant, but he sees the world through very pessimistic lenses … Continue reading Thoughts On “Tales Of An Ordinary Madness”