Ah Ciliz, Chiral — “Origins” (2017)

Today I want to tell you about an upcoming split album by Ah Ciliz and Chiral called “Origins”, which was granted to me for free by band members of Ah Ciliz for reviewing. This album is to be released on November 6 via Hypnotic Dirge Records, an independent non-profit Canadian music label. You probably already know about this label by their amazing releases of Mavradoxa and Kval I reviewed earlier. This release is also available via Throats Productions, an underground black metal label from Mexico which you may know by my Pure Wrath review.

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Victor Hugo — “Les Misérables”. Part 1 (1862)

I started to read this book a long time ago. “Les Misérables” by Victor Hugo is a well-known and epic masterpiece of a historical literature. You’ve all probably know the plot or heard about the book. There were hundreds of theatrical performances and at least a dozen of TV series and movies. This book is very big. As it takes almost 3000 pages in my e-reader, I decided to write three separated parts of my review dedicated to various tomes of this novel.

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October book haul 2017

I hadn’t posted about literature for a quite long time, so today I decided to tell you about books I’m reading now and the stuff I have recently bought. I think that I will set “book haul” posts on a regular basis if this one will be well accepted.

October book haul 2017

The book I’m reading now was written by Victor Hugo. It’s called “Les Misérables”. You probably know this huge and epic novel, as well as many films, created on the idea of this book. Needless to say that “Les Misérables” is very popular now as it shows actual problems of the modern society. I read it for almost a month and managed to reach the end of the first part of three existing. I probably will write a review soon. Then I’m planning to make a short break and focus on books I’ve recently bought (yesterday). I feel that my brain is boiling inside my head. Hugo’s roman is very interesting, but also quite hard to understand as it contains tonnes of useless words in my opinion.

I vent to a local bookstore and bought three new books.

October book haul 2017
New books

William Makepeace Thackeray — “Vanity Fair” (1847–1848). I wanted to read this one for quite a long time! I wandered around the bookshelf with this novel in time being a bookseller. I didn’t remember why I hadn’t bought this book 5 years ago. Now it’s a perfect time. I wanted to take a break from the “Les Misérables”, but it seems that the “Vanity Fair” describes the same period of time during Napoleonic Wars. What a joke! I feel very excited about this book and can’t wait to start reading it.

Julian Barnes — “The Lemon Table” (2004). Another book by Julian Barnes in my collection. I was disappointed by his last novel but decided to give author another chance. This author is very unstable. I have five books by Julian Barnes and love only three of them. The diagram of my happiness should be like that: “Wow! — Wow! — Meh. — Crap.” It develops by descending curve as you can see. I decided that “The Lemon Table”, a short stories compilation, is the last chance for Julian Barnes to take place in my heart forever. If it fails, I will close author’s topic for a long period of time.

October book haul 2017
New books

Макс Фрай — “Отдай моё сердце” (2017). Max Frei is my favourite fantasy author ever. I wrote a lot about her books on The Black Sessions. “Give My Heart Back” is the 6th book in the 3rd cycle about fantasy city named Echo. I hadn’t even read the plot summary because I’m buying Max Frei’s books by the fact of their existence. I hope this one will not disappoint me!

This is all for the October book haul 2017.

Autumn in Helsinki

It was Saturday when our long-awaited trip to Helsinki has started. I hadn’t that much stuff with me but ordered a taxi anyway. I’m still ill, so I decided to stay isolated from people for an as long period of time as possible. By ordering the taxi, I also claimed that I don’t want to see people at all. After a short ride, I found myself in the middle of the night city wandering around an exit to the underground, waiting for my friend to arrive…

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Project 365 of 2017: Days 127–138

I haven’t shitposted here for a while. To be honest, sometimes I thought that it could be a good idea to leave it as it is and start something new. But, well, I started a lot of projects and didn’t finish even a single one. So I grabbed my will and decided to write this post. These two weeks were hard and boring as a hell. I’ve done almost nothing at all! This is another cause of my absence.

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