>What to do with fever?
Lay in bed. Read and sleep. Drink a lot of fruit juices. Take your temperature.
- The Books I read:
Derek Ogilvie – The Baby Mind Reader. **
Derek started out as a spiritist and traveled with a show all over Scotland. A dead husband tells his wife not to spend so much of his money and a dead brother tells his brother to stop dating this girl because she is boring. You’d want to say to these dead people: move on.
Derek moved on and started working with troublesome babies and toddlers. To work with the living seems a much better choice
Robin Royston & Annie Humphries – The Hidden Power of Dreams ***
Their field is diagnostic dreams, dreams that are a sign of a disease, a man dreams about a black panther that hits him in the spot wherehis wife, a few weeks later finds the first sign of skin cancer.
Mark Haddon – The curious incident of the dog at night time ****
A book that had been on my sleeping table for over a year. A 15 year old finds a murdered dog in his neighbors garden and decides to find out who killed it. And he does and finds out more. So do we.
Fifty pages by a well known Dutch author whose name I will not reveal. It was a lot of macho crap. The only woman is a big butch called French Dyke. It seems that he doesn’t know how to write about women so I knew it was time for me to move on
- Jhumpa Lahiri – The Namesake ***
The story of a Bengali immigrant family in the Northwest of America. Very well written, I got a beautiful insight in the way of living of people I may come across in the street but will never meet. I just googeld her and she seems quit famous, The Namesake is made into a movie.
The Namesake, her second book and first novel, was published in 2003. The book spans more than thirty years in the life of a fictional family, the Gangulis. The parents, each born in Calcutta, immigrated to the United States as young adults. Their children, Gogol and Sonia, grow up in the United States and much of the tension of the novel is dependent upon the generation and cultural gap between the parents and the children.
The film, The Namesake was released in March 2007 in the United States and the United Kingdom. It is directed by Mira Nair and a screenplay adapted from Lahiri’s novel by Sooni Taraporevala. The film stars Kal Penn as the young protagonist Gogol, and features Bollywood stars Tabu and Irrfan Khan. Lahiri herself is an extra in the film.
Andreas Burnier. *********
- The best of the rest. I will write more about her in my next seven blogs. So stay tuned.