A class doodle bc what is attention span, so probs innacurate bc no ref
I love the rowdy 3 (all 4 of them!) tho Vogle is my fave
pen drawings mean you live with your mistakes, such as accidentally giving Vogle a black eye
and I’ll check your blog out. No need to follow back, and if i don’t follow you it’ll just be because you post other stuff i don’t want to see (not because you’re not great i’m sure you’re really great) Thanks!
1. Who is your favourite author - from your country! / mothertongue
Wolfgang Borchert and Hermann Hesse. I’m also slowly getting into Enzensberger and Heiner Müller because sweet ass poetry and shit like Germania III and Wolokolamsker Chaussee sure aren’t easy to pass by.
2. Your favourite children’s book (it’s hard, I know)
As a child probably that Udssr-Wizard of Oz rip-off I grew up with now I’d prefer a Diana Wynne-Jones book, I guess. Like Howl’s moving castle? Also I really wanna re-read Lindgren’s Brothers Lionheart.
3. A book that changed your life?
Time to flat out admit which immense impression Dirk Gently’s Hollistic Detective Agency had on my world-view, as an elaborate commentary on the quality of Bach’s music.
4. The best book you read this year?
It’s so hard to pick - the most entertaining was definitely Krieg der Sänger by Robert Löhr. The one I keep thinking about is actually only an essay but Kleist’s Marionettentheater makes such a compelling point.
5. And the worst book you read this year?
I feel bad about it, because I like the poetic parts of it but I am chronically pissed of by Thus spoke Zarathustra, which I’m reading atm
6. Which book is totally overrated?
Well, obv Thus spoke Zarathustra. What a dick. Sure it might have been ‘revolutionary’ at the time but especially after reading a book about self proclaimed prophets in the 1920 who pretty much all had been inspired by Zarathustra I’m so pissed off by how lame most of the mentioned ideas are and the fucking declaration of better people esp as women seem to be excluded even from the normal people. ( there’s a bunch of stuff I like but damn I’m only reading it because it left such a big scary mark on german avant-garde art)
7. Randomly recommend a book. For whatever reason!
Through the Woods by Emily Carrol.
I don’t know who to tag with book stuff, so if you wanna do it, do it!
On a side note - I love the Dirk Gently books dearly, but the first episode of the BBC series failed to impress me. It had some of the original flair, but the story was average and nowhere near as interesting as what Douglas Adams came up with…they need to get some aliens, electronic monks and time-travelling professors in there soon or I’m bowing out early. And also I don’t like what they did with Richard MacDuff; he’s supposed to be a nerdy software engineer, not a bone-headed assistant.