Things you need to know before reading Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

I DID IT. As of today, 1st of November 2019, I have finally completed Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace. Although bragging about it feels short-lived, given that I listened to the audiobook, which, for me, takes significantly less effort than actually reading it. Regardless, this mammoth of a book is the heaviest piece of literature I’ve ever come across – literally and figuratively. And … Continue reading Things you need to know before reading Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

The Priory of The Orange Tree is beautifully diverse and all fantasy writers should take note!

In this fantasy world, the politics and, consequentially, the realm itself, are divided between the West, who despises all dragons, and the East, who worships them. The religions of the world are different interpretations of a key historical moment: the defeat of the Nameless One, a nightmarish fire-breathing dragon that wreaked havoc in its wake, a thousand years before the timeline of the book. In … Continue reading The Priory of The Orange Tree is beautifully diverse and all fantasy writers should take note!

Art Sunday #6: The most mysterious Codex, still undecipherable by Modern Science

In 1912, a manuscript unlike any other was purchased by Wilfrid Voynich. Yet Voynich was far from being the first to take an interest in the mysterious book. For centuries, the greatest minds have been perplexed by the manuscript, from emperors, to scientists, cryptographers, priests, Renaissance artists, and avid Redditors. I am indeed talking about The Voynich Manuscript, which seems to do nothing but spark … Continue reading Art Sunday #6: The most mysterious Codex, still undecipherable by Modern Science

September Wrap-Up and October TBR: All-audiobooks special

Another month has come to an end and I can’t help but marvel at how fast time’s been going by ever since I started my placement (or, for non-UK peeps: a gap year where I work full-time in the industry). And for those of you who’re wondering why I’m flexing my job all of a sudden: it’s because working full-time as an artist means that … Continue reading September Wrap-Up and October TBR: All-audiobooks special

Art Sunday #5: Deep Dive into the Strange Symbolism of Hieronymus Bosch’s art

Most of us grew up with a fixed notion of what the Renaissance meant or what the general aesthetic of it was. One wouldn’t be wrong to have pale soft-skinned maids in opulent garments or idealised depictions of the ancient world come to mind when thinking of that time frame. Indeed, the last thing one would think of would be apocalyptic renditions of carnal indulgence … Continue reading Art Sunday #5: Deep Dive into the Strange Symbolism of Hieronymus Bosch’s art