Marya Morevna sat at her mirror, as lightly as in dreams. Her hands fluttered over the array of cosmetics as though they played a harpsichord. The pots brimmed with colors that made her heart swim, creamy, untouched swirls of oxblood and peacock indigo and a pink like a kitten’s paw.
I shall be red as slaughter, as the stone of the mortar, she thought. (…)“I am Marya Morevna, daughter of twelve mothers, and I will not be denied,” she whispered to the girl in the mirror.
Ulysses by James Joyce
biggest mind-fuck read, second only to the Bible really
I took an entire uni course devoted strictly to this book, and I still have no idea what 99% of it is going on about. What I’m saying is that everyone should at least attempt to read this at some point in their life.
You might notice a new link at the top of my page, and it is indeed a little “loup literature” project I’m doing. I had someone ask me about my favorite novels, and instead of trying to compile one list, I figured I’d just do a graphic project.
Tumblr saviour “loup lit” if you have no interest in seeing these posts pop up on your dash.
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
Favorite singular work from the 21st century.
First Sentence: Accidents ambush the unsuspecting, often violently, just like love.
Quote(s):Everything burns if the flame is hot enough. The world is nothing but a crucible.
Aishiteru, aishiteru, aishiteru. From each broken pocket of glass, Sei’s voice would whisper out to ease their sorrow.
Why I love it: Davidson has a very unique voice, and captivating writing style that manages to be both off putting and incredibly intoxicating. This novel follows the story of a young man after he has been in a car accident that resulted in burns that cover almost the entirety of his body. While recovering, he is approached by a woman with extraordinary beliefs. As their story unravels, there is an interweaving of historical tales of devotion, sorrow, and boundless love. The novel itself forces the reader-and the protagonist- to question what is truly fantasy, and what is reality. The narrative draws strong allusions to Dante, as well as integrating visual aspects into the text to create a more layered reading experience.