Five books that represent me as a person or my interest/lifestyle. Not easy, why only 5!
This is me at this point in my life as seen through 5 books 🙂
Catch 22 – Joseph Heller – this book never fails to make me laugh and at the same time it is almost tender with Yossarian’s attempts to save his life that everyone seems to be threatening. It is paranoia, but then it’s not if you think of it, at war everyone wants to kill you. and buying eggs for 7 cents to sell them for 5 with profit. Delicious absurd of human condition.
Eureka Street – Robert McLiam Wilson – again this mixture of absurd, laughter and tenderness towards human beings.
American Pastoral – Philip Roth – desperation, rage, fury
Gottland – Mariusz Szczygieł – fantastic book about southern neighbours of my homeland. It’s about a nation, about people and their stories and how history comes knocking. It shows how terrifying socialism was on an individual scale, how it ripped through the foundations of society, how it alienated people and why post-socialist countries are a bit different. This is not a book about history, I’d day it’s more a book about how individual people’s stories are history.
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood – shattering and always possible if we let our guard down and let ourselves be manipulated by fear.
I just noticed how monotonous the colors those covers are! It’s coincidental!
Photo by Violetta Kaszubowska