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The Prague Orgy: a Novella that Defines the True Meaning of F***k
November 27, 2007, 5:01 pm
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The Prague Orgy

Let’s explore foreign, totalitarian countries by dissecting the most dysfunctional characters it produces! Zuckerman, Philip Roth’s recurring character, finds himself trying to recover a manuscript for his friend, but there is one slight problem: he must retrives the manuscripts from his friend’s ex-wife. Tomfoolery ensues when Zuckerman is introduced with his friend’s wife, Olga (a diry-mouthed, lecherous, vagina enthusiast) at a Prague Orgy, and she immediately cried, “Kafka is dead!”  Indeed, Prague is a void for writers where the government listens and watches to your every type. Kafka is not only dead, but has taken every shred of hope and morality along with him.

Olga, who is fascinated by the word “Fuck,” a word that does not translate in Russian, a word that exudes all the power Olga lacks, wants desperately to be a part of the American world. Olga begs Zuckermen for sex, liberty, and marriage in America; thus, through Olga, Roth highlights the moral deterioration of a country whose only liberties are fucking and drinking. 

I won’t ruin the ending of the fucking Prague Orgy, but this little fucking novella can defintely be fucking read in a day.  

Life of Pi illustrated
November 13, 2007, 3:17 am
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Well, I am very happy to actually start blogging, and boy, do I have something to blog my arse off about. I recently went to the book signing of Yann Martel’s new illustrated edition of Life of Pi. Originally, the book won me over with its charming, juvenile tone which was hiding darker, adult themes: the evils of human nature, the importance of imagination (adult ability to transform reality into art), and the finding of meaning through faith and spirituality. This book made me feel okay with my own spiritual confusion. It is a real adventure that encourages the reader to take a giant leap of faith. Now, the illustrated edition of the novel only adds to the beauty of this amazing tale.

The illustrator, Tomislav Torjanac won a contest and got to draw the illustrations for the novel. They are absolutely beautiful pictures that capture the whimsical nature of the novel, but never reveal too much about Pi himself. The illustrations still leave the reader to create her own visual story while reading, and Richard Parker looks as amazing as I imagined.
Torjanec Richard Parker