“Life is a process of self-sustaining and self-generated action. If an organism fails in that action, it dies…It is only the concept of ‘Life’ that makes the concept of ‘Value’ possible. It is only to a living entity that things can be good or evil.”
“…the mind that is collectively orientated is quite incapable of thinking and feeling in any other way than by projection.”
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
It was a good book, don’t get me wrong and Alcott still managed to capture my heart with her literary wit. Is it as memorable as Little Women , or Jo’s Boys ? No. The stories in the book reminded me of the characters in the aforementioned texts but that was it. Perhaps it was because there were a number of stories compiled in one book, but those didn’t move me nor care about the characters as much as when the kids and the teachers were together. All I realized was to be a Modern Cinderella, one has to be as loyal and hardworking as Nan, as bright and witty as Debbie, and as caring and pure as Nelly.
I also have to admit that Dora’s story was cute.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Actual Rating 4.5
I’m still praying to gods and waiting for them to accept my sacrifice before I can make a substantial review. All I know is Shadow’s character has been developed quite well and how it ends does not justify it… or probably because I have missed something.
It is, however, a book I definitely will read again. There is something about Mr. Wednesday I love.
“People lose a lot of time being afraid… People lose a lot of time in hating others, and there’s no fun in it at all.”
“Human passions have mysterious ways, in children as well as grown-ups. Those affected by them can’t explain them, and those who haven’t known them have no understanding of them at all.”
― Michael Ende,
“When it comes to controlling human beings there is no better instrument than lies. Because, you see, humans live by beliefs. And beliefs can be manipulated. The power to manipulate beliefs is the only thing that counts.”
― Michael Ende,
Please do check out my second article in Thought Catalog here: