|pencil / olovka* The drawning is fairly recent and for some reason I find this face really comforting.|
Well, I was obviously wrong as I read The Host in one day (all 500 hundred pages of it). The novel is wonderful, inteligent and well written and I'm really glad I've given it a chance (not a fair chance for I was absolutely prepared to hate it). It must be one of the best sf published recently and while it wouldn't make my top list (not that would mean too much because with sf I have a special relationship since childhood) it really is an excellent novel.
Sagan really disappointed me in some aspect as a novelist (amazing as his intellect had been) beacuse of his prejudice against people who are not atheists. He was a brilliant scientist and writer but to be a great novelist he lacked a bit of open mindness. Militant atheists are no less annoying than militant religious people, in fact they are a lot alike, as is anyone who feels the need to convince others that what he believes is the only truth.
In life don't let anyone label you...If you like fashion, it doesn't mean you're superficial. Fashion, like any other human activity and ultimately the life itself is what you make of it. Bringing fashion and philantrophy together (as Donna Karan did in Haiti) can transform life for the better for so many people and there is nothing superficial about it. Even more important, don't let yourself label yourself. Even if we are not always what we believe what we are we do tend to become what we believe we are.
|One of April's unpublished outfits and the novel|