the summer is over. it was a good summer. i read very much. Its a tossup as to whether Walden or A Clockwork Orange was my favorite read. Pretty different books, eh? I wasn’t quite as active as I wished to be, but I got 6 more fencing lessons than I expected. I watched Lawrence of Arabia yesterday. I wish they still made movies like they did back in the day. I also watched Gosford Park today. It was alright, but nothing compared to Lawrence.
i leave for school on Saturday. I’m almost totally packed and ready to bust out. Connersville is boring boring boring. Especially when all your friends are already back at school. stupid ND starts and ends a week after everyone else. I’ve already started reading some of the books for my classes. Yes, that is incredibly nerdy, but its not so much to get ahead as the fact that the books are pretty damn interesting. right now i’m starting reel to real: race, sex, and class at the movies by bell hooks. it is pretty damn interesting so far.
5.30.02 INT. NIEUWLAND SCIENCE BUILDING 2:14pm DAY
it took awhile to get used to the malenky slovos in A Clockwork Orange but once i got it through my gulliver to understand what it meant to go out with your droogies and use your rooker in order to tolchock some grahzny veck and smeck about while the red red krovvy flows due to a few knocks on the litso (i’m describing ultra-violence), going and finding some devotchka with real horrowshow groodies and razrezz her platties and get a little bit of the old in-out in-out, and grab some pretty polly (or cutter, o my brothers) to put in the carmans of my platties, it filled my mozg with visions of Bog and All the Heavenly Saints with fascination. i viddied very horrorshow the type of vesch that Burgess was going for.
A Clockwork Orange functions on multiple levels of meaning and seemed to me to fluctuate back and forth over normal prosaic forms and radical experimental structures. there are echoes of Orwell’s 1984 and a bit of the coming of age of A Separate Peace. but on the whole it seems that Burgess creates a provocative look at the effects of a future in which a society has the power to ‘medically’ force conformity on a person. this results in a total inability of the brainwashed individual to function. (i believe the underlying position of this is that life = violence and struggle = natural competition). so when someone is physically unable to compete, they are destroyed. read it my malenky little droogs and ptitsas.
5.9.02 INT. KEOUGH HALL RM 435 1:00pm DAY
all of the marmosets are gone, and so am i. this won’t be updated until i am back on the 20th. for those of you who want to know, here is my summer reading list as it stands now (feel free to add to it).
- fritz leiber;
- art of zen and motorcycle maintenance;
- lord of the flies;
- catcher in the rye;
- the art of war;
- book of five rings by miyamoto musashi;
- dennis mckiernan;
- clockwork orange;
- high fidelity;
- on the road;
- confederacy of dunces;
- the naked and the dead;
- good omens;
- ridiculous rhymes (roald dahl);
- atlas shrugged;
- f scott fitzgerald this side of paradise;
- something by hemingway
today i am roadtrippin’
listening to The Road Home (a compilation CD i made)