Sunday, March 20, 2011

The winner stands alone....but why???

****Warning : Spoilers ahead****

I think this book took me the longest time ever. Of course, there some that we just discard. In this case, however, I read half and discarded once. And then somehow, got back to it. It held my attention a bit more this time. Its not that its no fast paced, because it is,  it's just that I don't know why it was written. Its too negative. Its interesting because it shows the other side  a serial killer. The guilt, the doubts. But then it goes on to shows his blackness of heart. And why would such a person "win" in the end?

What I did like though, was the background. The author has embedded many gems of thoughts inside a gruesome story. Here are some :

"Normal is
-anything that makes us forget who we are and what we want ; that way we cna work in order to produce,   reproduce and earn money

-making fun of anyone who seeks happiness rather than money and accusing them of lacking ambition

-Standing facing the door in a lift and pretending you're the only person there, regardless of how crowded it is

-Postponing doing the really interesting things in life for later, when you won't have the energy....(there's a whole list,   have shared the only ones I found most interesting)"

"Experience has taught that people only give value to a thing if they have, at some point been uncertain as to whether or not they' ll get it"

"People forget who they are and start to believe what other people say about them"

"Total power means total slavery"

"We all have a purpose in creation and that purpose is called Love. That love, however, shouldn't be concentrated in just one person, it should be scattered throughout the world, waiting to be discovered. Wake up to that love. What is gone cannot return. What is about to arrive needs to be recognised."

"Even if you're doing the same thing over and over, you need to discover something new, fantastic and unbelievable that went unnoticed the time before"


Tapasya said...

"People forget who they are and start to believe what other people say about them"

-- Has been happening to me, unfortunately. Need to backtrack.

Nice post.. guess I should read this book soon...

aditi said...

I know, it does happen
You will need a lot of patience to read this one , read it only for the background, not for the story.