Because I want a shirt of that colour.

It sucks when you're not as important to a person as they are to you. But it happens. And you also learn to get over it.

Only one week left to go for the holidays to get over. I have a huge pile of holiday assignments waiting for me, but I'm not going to do them. Honestly? I don't care. 

I read a bit of Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis- The story of a childhood and it's good. Very good. So good in fact that I actually ordered the books from flipkart even though I downloaded the book. It's a memoir done in the graphic novel format detailing the author's childhood in Iran, growing up amidst the revolution. It's funny, it's tragic, it's wonderfully sketched. Read it.

I also read Maus by Art Spiegelman. It is also a graphic novel (yes! I'm currently obsessed with them!) "Maus... is brilliant. Just brilliant."(I'm quoting from the back cover of the book here)
 I've read a few stories about WW II and the Nazis and the Holocaust, but this is one book that moved the most. Actually it's in two parts. The artwork is also beautifully done. Maus is also a memoir of sorts.. the author tells us the story of the survival of his parents mainly by interviewing his father. Spiegelman is so honest in his portrayal of his father with all his grey shades, their troubled relationship that this book is very personal. He depicted the Jews as mice, Germans as cats and Americans as dogs and it it startles you to see these undergo the hardships and concentration camp experiences. It is the only comic book to ever win a Pulitzer prize. (yes! Pulitzer prize!) Read this too.



Anonymous said...

It sucks when you're not as important to a person as they are to you. But it happens. And you also learn to get over it.

Sadhana. said...

Lotsa people!

Ice Maiden said...

The one thing that moved me beyond anything about WW2 was the movie Schindler's List. I was *literally* sobbing by the time it ended. Especially in the famous Girl in the Red Coat scene..... I was howling and mom got alarmed :P

And you are important to lots to people who are not important to you. Might seem far fetched to you but it is true. Thats apparently how the stupid universe works! :/

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