History is a nightmare from which I’m trying to awake.
-James Joyce, Ulysses
I really think that the time Iâ€™ve spent reading Tristram Shandy was a colossal waste. Laughing only three times from more than 700 pages is not a good batting average. I donâ€™t blame anyone for it, especially because I could have dropped and stopped reading the novel anytime, but I didnâ€™t.
This was actually my position when I was reading Tristram Shandy: a reading-cum-facepalm Read the rest of this entry »
Is anyone here unfamiliar with Doraemon? I hope that isn’t the case. But for those who are, Doraemon is one of the longest-running anime series of all time. The heroes of this series are Nobita, a child struggling with bullying and everyday life, and Doraemon, the eponymous character of the series, who is also robotic cat with a lot of gadgets to aid Nobita’s difficulties. To date, the series has already aired more than a thousand episodes and is still going strong. The plot is episodic: the duo have new digressions and misadventures with each new episode. I can understand children (and even adults) enjoying Doraemon; consequently, I can understand why some people (like Daniel, for example), love Tristram Shandy. Read the rest of this entry »