Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Reading List: July

1. A Medicine for Melancholy -- Ray Bradbury
2. The Master and Margarita -- Mikhail Bulgakov
3. Metamorphosis -- Franz Kafka


  1. I just can't recommend 'The Master and Margarita' enough after third or fourth read in 20+ years, it's a seminal work of magical realism, funny, tragic, romantic and profound.

    'Metamorphosis' a short parable on human brutality in the face of weakness or disability, it's a bug's life !

  2. Hello! I know what you mean. Reading 'The Master and Margarita' for the first time had been a very profound experience. The long section where Margarita sheds her clothes, jumps into a broom, and flies through the Moscow skies gave me a thrill which was unrivaled in most of my recent readings.

    Revisiting 'Metamorphosis' is not very advisable, especially for someone like me; but we all have our follies . . . It is such a cruel parable.

    Have you read Bradbury's 'A Medicine for Melancholy'?

    Oh, and I love the way how Bulgakov's novel weaves in and out of your writings.