Friday, September 4, 2009
Don't judge a book by it's cover
Love the colors of this George Orwell book.
And how the circles just float around. Any one read this book? I love it!
It’s George Orwell's first book.
It’s a Fascinating account of one’s working life in such shitty conditions with hardly any sleep and hardly any food. George Orwell's semi-autobiographical account of living in poverty in London and Paris tells a tale of endless woes while living at the bottom of the scrap heap. This was self imposed as George Orwell wanted to experience firsthand what it would be like to live in wretched dirt poor conditions. Slumming and working in the kitchens of Paris he encapsulates his situation with good humor in the most descriptive way, it was like watching a movie in my head and I could even smell the food he was serving the most bourgeois of society.
Oh don’t read this book if you worry about what restaurants do to your food or is a little squeamish about foul smells.
He then returns to London as a hobo, ragged, homeless and penniless and continues his account in such a detailed detached way. This book is full of vagabond characters with lots of little quirks. I like Valenti, who prays to a picture of St. Eloise for money. By some miracle or coincidence he receives some money and is torn between buying cigarettes and buying St Eloise a candle in gratitude. Then he realizes that the picture he prayed to was of the owner of the boarding house he's been staying in.
It is altogether curious, your first contact with poverty. You have thought so much about poverty - it is the thing you've feared all your life, the thing you knew would happen to you sooner or later; and it is all so utterly and prosaically different. You thought it would be quite simple; it is extraordinarily complicated. You thought it would be terrible; it is merely squalid and boring. It is the particular lowness of poverty that you discover first; the shifts that it puts you to, the complicated meanness, the crust-wiping."
- George Orwell.
He ends by suggesting the governments employ the homeless to work outside of the city in gardens, where they could grow food, which they could then eat and sell, and eventually find some stability.
What a wonderful idea, I wonder if any country in the world has this idea in place.
Here are some beautiful book covers.
I love the two chairs, they make a sweet couple don't you think?
I try not to judge a book by its cover.
What are you reading right now?
I'm not reading anything at the moment.
I would love to read the Wild things by Dave Eggers.
Any one read it?
Wanna have your very own instant rainbow maker,then check this out.
Why not organize your books by colors.
Have you ever left a book in public on purpose ? hmmm let me know.
I'm planning to leave a book behind somewhere...