Welcome to A Thin Slice of Anxiety. A blog detailing the chronicles of a book addict.
Here you will find a collection of book reviews that will hopefully inspire you to lead a fuller life, to challenge yourself, empathize more with others and grow stronger.
I try to focus on unusual books, things you may have never heard of, or were too intimidated to read, either because of reputation or size. Although to be honest I will read anything that grabs my attention then and there.
I don’t believe that great books can only be appreciated exclusively by academics, I also don’t believe that you need a degree to appreciate philosophy or ‘difficult writers’. You certainly don’t need to attend a university to appreciate fiction, or to understand the power that a good book has upon the reader.
I realize also that while there are many blogs out there dealing with books, few of them are focusing on difficult texts, or on the books that many have called the most important, the greatest, and fewer still on controversial books, especially those dealing explicitly with Sex and Death, the only two topics worth discussing, as Peter Greenaway put it.
I fully agree with him, and I don’t believe in self censorship, and many books on this blog will be controversial – maybe even dangerous (all the good books are)
Life is too short to read bullshit, as I’m sure you’ll agree. So go and read and let me know what you think.