I love writing, but apparently I don't have any talent, or I can't find it (if it's something you can find), so my dream of becoming a writer is just that. I'm a lawyer now (yup, no kidding).

Anyway, I love books, music, movies, pizza, lemon pie and people with good sense of humor.  If you don't have any, if you make Mary Bennet look funny, interesting and witty, or if you're a fanatic that's still not acquainted with the fact that people have their own personal taste and therefore, their own opinions about books, music, movies, etc., so you can't bear that another person dislikes your favorite book, song, movie, etc., then please don't talk to me. Let's save the awkwardness :)

The Stranger - Albert Camus,  Matthew    Ward -Huh. So... She died. I'll just have to bury her.-Tissue?-Nah, I'm good.Well, it wasn't quite like that. But it has the essence of his reaction. And of the book. Anyway, this is the guy that everyone ended up hating. He didn't (actually, couldn't) show any emotion. Love, hate, regret. Nothing. I mean, the fact that he couldn't shed a filthy tear for his dead mother (he didn't even know her freaking age!), said a lot to the court, and to the rest of the world. The guy had no soul; he might have killed the entire Arab population, half of France, 10.000 Chinese men, and still... no regret. So yes, he seemed to have no feelings, only because of his indifference towards a truly absurd world. He was never able to regret anything in his life, because he was always thinking about what was going to happen. Today, tomorrow.Meursault was pure honesty. He didn't think it was necessary to lie just to make others feel comfortable. He wasn't trying to fit in. That was a lot of honesty that society couldn't bare. And I'm guessing, never will.The world's an absurd place. And there's nothing more to do than to accept that. There's a lot of things that can't be changed. Crying over them, well, it seemed useless for him. Embracing this absurdity should lead to the freedom that makes a person happy, right? (Am I making sense? Where most people see hopelessness, I see this. Well, if it has no sense, I can always blame it on my bad English.)The last two chapters are sublime. The fact that a person can say so much in such a small book, is outstanding. The ending is beautifully written. And yes, no one will find a very objective review here (if there's such a thing); this is one of my favorite books.I've read somewhere that great books should be labeled "This could change your life". I wish someone would have warned me about this one.

Currently reading

American Gods
Neil Gaiman
The Brothers Karamazov
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Larissa Volokhonsky, Richard Pevear
The Decameron
G.H. McWilliam, Giovanni Boccaccio
Final del juego
Julio Cortázar
The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins