Doppler: A new life in the woods

Doppler by Erlend Loe is a book I always go back to. Whenever I am stressed out, sad, happy or just in a wandering mood – I open up a random page and start reading.

On the surface, Doppler is a heartwarming story about a man and his moose written in a simple and naive language.

On the other hand, it is a satirical criticism of a modern society and contemporary capitalism. It is the story of a misanthropic man in a midlife crisis who has turned his back on society. Continue reading

Kerouac: The Dharma Bums

The Dharma Bums

Jean-Louis “Jack” Kerouac (1922 – 1969), an American novelist and poet, is considered to be a pioneer of the Beat Generation, alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg.

Kerouac is recognized for his spontaneous prose. He wrote semi-autobiographical novels which were based upon the actual events he experienced and about the people he knew.

He was covering the topics such as spirituality, jazz, promiscuity, Buddhism, drugs, poverty, nature, bohemian life and travel. His lifestyle became an inspiration of the hippie movement. Continue reading