Out Of Iceland by Ann Cassin is an exciting weekend read, and an education in, not only Science, but of Iceland, as well, and in sufficient detail to present a clear proof of presence to the reader.
This book represents a creative and courageous approach to writing by the author: Dr. Anuj. For me, the boldness has both to do with the subject matter, i.e. the nascence and development of sexuality from childhood onward and the accompanying Freudian explanations, as well as the unusual style of writing: 259 pages of mostly third person narrative and devoid of dialogue! The possible pitfalls to avoid in such an endeavor are many...
This is a delightful and fast-paced play – in three acts – which is set in India. Girija has done a wonderful job with her storytelling and, even though I was convinced that I had guessed the final outcome already one-third of the way through the script, the author managed to throw out a few surprising fireballs all the way to the final page.
At one point, irritated by her patron (boss), Maka Malkia says to him: “Take it or leave it, Monsieur!” then she mumbles: “All these whites, they want to teach us their civilization, Ha!” Not only is she the dominant character of the book, but she is the spirit and soul of Africa.
It is with great pleasure that I recommend the writings of an exciting Chilean-born Fernando Rodríguez, whose works I have had the pleasure of reading and hearing performed live several times in the past year.
An ideosphere exists in the minds of people, and is the place where thoughts and ideas are created and nurtured. Nandy approaches this interesting subject matter with both a seasoned philosopher's aplomb and a novelist's attention to «storytelling as a medium», weaving in and out of the traffic queue of events and voices with precision and speed and then with looseness.
Tender yet exciting, this is a traditional story of growing affection between the cutest little Duckie and Monkey, containing emotional elements of real life: integrity and trust, close friendship, conquering fear, coping with separation, and the importance of developing the ability to be optimistic and to make the best of all situations.
"Shift by shift, the miner works upward until the stope is completely drilled. Then the ore is drawn off, via the chute, into ore cars, and the timbermen go in to fit timbers to keep the walls apart . a stope-miner drills thirty six-foot holes in a shift, and then fills the wholes with dynamite and blasts."