Classics: “The Count of Monte Cristo”

It’s time to read it again

Thr0ugh The Mirr0r

“Moral wounds have this peculiarity – they may be hidden, but they never heal; always painful, always ready to bleed when touched, they remain fresh and open in the heart.”[1]

tumblr_mvsihbgmoa1rsbzcro9_500I kept this classic waiting for three years . There in the bookstores , sometimes I approached it , I thumbed through , I read a few sentences and put it back . I was not ready , it wasn’t the right time .
As I said , a book , a great classic in particular , requires proper attention , the urgent desire by the reader to jump in its pages and not the need to say ” I read it , I was clever .”
It is not a competition to see who is smarter , there are no prizes for those who pretend to be intellectualist. A good book, like a fine wine , should be…

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Classics: “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”

Thr0ugh The Mirr0r

“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.” [1]

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<< This book speaks with me ! >>
How many times have we thought that, in front of a novel? A story that really seems to get closer to our daily life , or that for some mysterious reason awakens an emotion , a memory, a smell …
Perhaps the truly biggest benefit of the ” classics ” is to always bring back this wonderful feeling of belonging , of truth . Even if the stories may be distant in time and space , they can remain ever present without delay and find that reader that will exclaim << This book speaks with me ! >> . WITH me, not TO me . There is a difference .
It happens to me every time I read “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. ”

gif-of-alice-falling-through-the-looking-glass-gifI really…

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Classics: “And then there were none”

Ten little nigger boys went out to dine;  One choked his little self, and then there were nine. [1] Someone I'm sure will turn up their noses because I put a crime story among the great classics of literature! But it is time that the purists open their eyes and realise that if it is the … Continua a leggere Classics: “And then there were none”

Classics: “Harry Potter”

  <<Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. They were the last people you'd expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious, because they just didn't hold with such nonsense. Mr. Dursley was the director of a firm called Grunnings, which … Continua a leggere Classics: “Harry Potter”

Classics: “The Picture of Dorian Gray”

“What of Art? -It is a malady. --Love? -An Illusion. --Religion? -The fashionable substitute for Belief. --You are a sceptic. -Never! Scepticism is the beginning of Faith. --What are you? -To define is to limit.” [1]       Friday, June 20 1890, Oscar Wilde prints the first version of The Picture of Dorian Gray: the … Continua a leggere Classics: “The Picture of Dorian Gray”

Classics: “The Count of Monte Cristo”

“Moral wounds have this peculiarity - they may be hidden, but they never heal; always painful, always ready to bleed when touched, they remain fresh and open in the heart.”[1]   I kept this classic waiting for three years . There in the bookstores , sometimes I approached it , I thumbed through , I … Continua a leggere Classics: “The Count of Monte Cristo”

Classics: “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”

  “It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.” [1]   << This book speaks with me ! >> How many times have we thought that, in front of a novel? A story that really seems to get closer to our daily life , or that for some mysterious reason … Continua a leggere Classics: “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”