Impression of a couple books

To be honest, I haven’t read a book that left an impression for quite some time. Most books I have read in the last few years have been just for passing time. Once I had read them, I almost could not recall much detail.

There are two books are like gems. They are in different genres and presented in independent brilliance. I consider myself a serious reader, not in a widely read way, but in a focus on serious topics way.

l’insoutenable lĂ©gĂšretĂ© de l’ĂȘtre (The Unbearable Lightness of Being) by Milan Kundera.

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It is a novel depicts characters we may despise according to our moral codes and yet they are us in the everyday mental struggle. It left me thinking long after I finished reading.

Notches by Mike Ennenbach.

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It is a short story collection filled with humour, heartaches, beauty and love. I have not been a short stories reader since secondary school. After reading Notches, I felt it was like a tasting tour in an ingenious writer’s mind.

Introvert

Sweet solitude,

I have waited all day for you-

This surrounding infusion

of stillness enveloping me

My smile suddenly

has no duty to please

but arises in natural beauty

from the truthful joy

in being alone, I bask unseen

in my own company for though I adore

so many in the world, I simply

love them more

after a chance to miss them.

Angelina Stanton, Sydney 29.12.2018