Life Update & Lack of Posts

I’ve been going through a lot lately.

A lot of it is self-inflicted so I’m not looking for sympathy off of anyone. I just thought that you should all know that my personal life has been quite full on.

I’ve hardly been reading and I can’t even remember the last time I posted a book review.

I just wanted to apologise and let you know that I’m starting to feel a little better and I’m hoping to start posting properly again soon.

I hope you can understand that sometimes shit just happens.

I’ll probably write more in August’s EOM to answer any questions that you may/may not have.

Wishing you all the best,


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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