What I Have Been Reading Lately

During the last two weeks I have been spending my time taking driving lessons, working at the regional newspaper and reading. I have been able to finish quite some books: a necessary after a crammed semester that left little room for any non-academic reads. Here’s a list of what I’ve been reading and how I felt about it:

1. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguiro. I picked up this book very cheaply at a one pound shop, when I was in Oxford. I was already a fan of Ishiguiro’s work and this novel didn’t prove to be less. The writing style in the book is the same familiar one as in his other novels, though the topic and theme are slightly different. Remains of the Day and A Pale View of Hills seemed the most concerned with history and tradition, while Never Let You Go is more futuristic. A little different, but just as enjoyable as his other work!

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Rise of the Colourful Dead

 “Damn it feels good to be a gangsta” is the rap music that accompanies the late arrivals while they slowly drag themselves into the room. People are spread out across the room, filling the chairs and shading the walls. A tight-knit group is sitting front row. All are facing the guest of honour, the man in the colourful centrepiece. The man in the coffin.

Photo by Lian Roovers

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Photos of People: The Ethics vs. the Art

As part of a homework assignment for my Journalism course I had to look up several online features. Now, since I am a travel-lover, I decided to look for articles about travelling. In my search I found the following interesting article on the BBC website titled “Ethical Traveller: Taking Photographs of People” accompanied by the following intriguing picture.

Photo from BBC article

Photo from BBC article

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