It's a beautiful word. It is a condition, a frame of mind, a concept--malaise is an attractive word. And though it may not incite emotion in the same way that "moist" would, it still manages to light my intellectual fire every time I imagine it. Malaise.
Every person who has ever read a book holds in their heart, a favorite. Mine of course, is Eragon by Christopher Paolini. I have posted before about Eragon, but I come back now for a different purpose. Recently, discussion featurning archetypes has popped up and I have been given the chance to share one of my favorite characters of all time: Murtagh.
"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Mark Haddon is one of the strangest and most intriguing books I have ever read. The chapters are numbered by increasing order of prime numbers. Every other chapter strays from the plot to explain some math or game concept. Heck, the main character can strongly be inferred to have Asperger's syndrome accompanied by some sort of savant syndrome for math and even narrates the story in first-person. It has been a very unique read, one that I must recommend.
I believe that the United States of America is a paragon of a country that acts as a strong beacon of sturdiness and resilience in a changing world. I believe that the United States of America has become the greatest empire ever to grace this planet. I believe and know that despite all hardships and struggles, internal or external, my country will forever stand strong in the face of danger.
I have as of yet been reading a fantasy book Eragon by Christopher Paolini. Eragon is part of the Inheritance Cycle, following a poor farm boy (called Eragon!) who finds a dragon egg, hatches a dragon, raises the dragon, bonds with the dragon etc. etc. dragon etc.
J.D. Salinger has crafted a majestic masterpiece in "The Catcher in the Rye". The novel is written in the first person perspective of the narrator and fictional main character, Holden Caulfield, as he travels New York after being expelled from Pency Prep, his fourth academy. During the novel, Holden smokes, lies, checks into hotels, swears, gets bitter (especially bitter) and eventually becomes sick by the end of the novel with something not unlike tuberculosis.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a trilogy of five books written by Douglas Adams and a sixth book by Eoin Colfer (commonly known for his 'Artemis Fowl' series). It is a science-fiction satire comedy that pokes fun at the parallels between it's fictional universe and westerner society, based off of a radio comedy in 1978 for BBC Radio 4.
Historically, my name is Irish. “Wolf kin,” “Lover of hounds”. Words like that. Silly. I’ve never really thought about my name before. I guess I just accepted that Connor would forever be my title. Getting my name changed would be a punch in the face to my parents. My name isn’t particularly rare or exotic- not that it matters- but it just feels a bit too… average. I guess it’s confusing having an Irish name despite being ethnically eastern european. What would I know? It’s only my name. The name that despite being mine, is commonly misspelled by people as if it really isn’t that important.