Requiem for a Dream

51rNsGs4y0L._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_by Hubert Selby Jr.

ISBN 978 0 141 19566 7, first published in 1979, buy it on Amazon.

I genuinely had no idea what to expect when I started reading Requiem for a Dream (1979). I, embarrassingly, didn’t even know what requiem meant (‘requiem’ has a number of meanings; (1) a Mass for repose of the souls of the dead and (2) an act or token of remembrance, in case you were wondering). But, looking back now, Requiem for a Dream is the perfect title for this story. I’m sure somebody somewhere has analysed it in minute detail.

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Myddleton House Gardens

It wasn’t my first time visiting Myddleton House Gardens over the weekend, but, it was my first time walking around in the spring. The last time I went was in the middle of summer and I remember being shocked – how was it that these beautiful gardens are down the road from where I live, yet I’d never heard of them, let alone stepped foot inside?

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