Chairman Mao’s biography
–Heavy going stuff. Despicable man. He’s an evil that belongs in the movies not in real life.
–Intelligent man, shame he went so fucking crazy. Also rejected from the Vienna Academy twice – surprisingly good artist, his architectural drawings are genuinely impressive. Shame they rejected him. Watched the film based on the last days of Hitler in the bunker, “Downfall”. Like Chairman Mao’s life, i struggle to believe this really happened. Josef Goebells is a real bastard. That scene of him fucking his French mistress in “Inglorious Bastards” is the stuff of nightmares.
Jim Morrison’s biography “The Lizard King”
–A legendary person, my favourite quote of the book: “I am interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos, especially activity that seems to have no meaning.” – That really stuck with me for a while. As did his poetry. Bought the album “An American Prayer” shortly afterwards – filled with bizzare imagery, and explicit scenes. “Ode to my Cock” – haha, what a crazy individual. Still, the guy was a genius. I’m glad he didn’t become some beatnik from the 60’s and hit the radar. “I wanna have my kicks before the whole shit-house goes up in flames allright!!” – another great quote. Such energy and imagination! I hope I’m not becoming drawn into his cult. Apparently two French girls committed suicide upon finding out Jim Morrison had died in a Parisian bathtub – “what a drag, huh.”
The Road – Cormac McCarthy
–READ THIS. IF NOT FOR THE THICK OF IT, PURELY FOR THE LAST PASSAGE. it will stick with you.