Confessions of a mask by Yukio Mishima, book review

Yukio Mishima is a dark and mysterious character in modern Japanese history. He was born pre-world war II and wrote in post-war Japan, he was unhappy with its changing face and its throwing away of its tradition after the defeat by the US. The book 'Confessions of a mask' is semi-autobiographical (or at least it … Continue reading Confessions of a mask by Yukio Mishima, book review

The Shining by Stephen King, book review

A brilliant novel that really draws you in. What I particularly like about this book is how King builds the character of Jack. Jack is not just a bad man, or a man who is flawed, but deeply troubled, as well as actually quite a sympathetic character who clearly adores his sometimes overly weak wife and his … Continue reading The Shining by Stephen King, book review

Conversations of Socrates by Xenophon, book review 

Other than Plato's work, this is the other main source for the man Socrates and his philosophy. This book contains four books about Socrates, which is the complete works of Xenophon on the subject of Socrates. The first book is Socrates' Defence which is what he did and said before his execution, it is far … Continue reading Conversations of Socrates by Xenophon, book review 

The Orthodox Way by Kallistos Ware, book review 

Bishop Kallistos Wares goes into detail of the different core ways of viewing God and the manifestation of existence in the Eastern Orthodox faith, these are: God as Mystery, God as Trinity, God as Creator, God as Man, God as Spirit, God as Prayer and God as Eternity. Going through all of these sections will give you … Continue reading The Orthodox Way by Kallistos Ware, book review 

A very short introduction: Nationalism by Steven Grosby, book review

Not a terrible book, and is worth the read for a general view on nation, rather than nationalism. There are only a few parts of this book which really make it stick out as biased. First of all, the author spends a sub-chapter on the subject of race, this sub-chapter is one mere paragraph and … Continue reading A very short introduction: Nationalism by Steven Grosby, book review