Name: La Aurora Preferidos 1903 Edition Broadleaf Robusto
Country: Dominican Republic
Size: Robusto (5 inches x 50)
I’m glad I’m reading again. I read four books in less than one month, and Eyeless In Gaza is the fifth one. The first was Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling. The second was Nietzsche’s Twilight of the Idols. The third was Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. And the fourth was The Maths of Life and Death by Kit Yates. All of them, without exception, were great books.
The other day, I tweeted something about The Maths of Life and Death and mentioned Kit Yates, the author of the book, in my tweet. I was surprised when he retweeted me. Didn’t see it coming. It made my day.
It also made me think of something: Most of the writers I like are dead. I should read more books whose authors are still alive.
Now I’m in the sixth chapter of Eyeless In Gaza. Not much has happened so far, but Huxley’s prose style is irresistibly elegant. I like his metaphors and the literary references he makes.
The man sees things.
The man knows things.