THE GREAT BEAUTY, ANOMALISA AND MORE MOVIES
That one does not move far geographically may mean that you are moving or you let yourself be moved in another direction.
Among other things, I came across some pretty interesting books and not least some interesting films as well in July, where these three/four ones top the list:
ALDOUS HUXLEY - THE DOORS OF PERCEPTION
You can expand your horizon and research in the mind and the nooks and corners of the brain in very different ways. The amazing Aldous Huxley, a writer whose work I become more and more absorbed in, describes one of these ways in his tremendous essay "The Doors of Perception."
100 YEARS WITH DADA
CLAYTON CHRISTENSEN - HOW TO MEASURE A LIFE
The book "How to Measure a Life" is written by the Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, whom I myself had the pleasure of when he visited Copenhagen and who has written something so rare and unique as a book which conveys how business strategy and thinking relates to obtaining a happy life; one where you also "invest" in family and friends eventhough such an investment, according to him, does not result in the same short-term "hit" as a solid financial investment or other top performance realated to your job.
A really fine and important book!
MICHEL HOUELLEBECQ - SUBMISSION
And here is a writer of whom I in recent years have become more and more, yes love is perhaps not the most precise choice of words, however whom I have become so fascinated by and drawn to. The many reasons but besides that - which probably comes as a surprise to many - he is also easy to read and very entertaining, so you also become wiser in such a real professional way as his particular literary, political, historical and philosophical references are so numerous, thus I often read his books with wikipedia (which everyone knows is a precise reference tool😉) - It is a joy to hear about a permeated and distorted well-known writer or philosopher whose name you have never heard. And although I thought that I'm pretty geeky with this kind, this kind continues to show up quite often and forth on the pages.
The book is actualized by its theme - which certainly is and oughts to be awakening thoughts, because of its correlation to the attack on Charlie Hebdo, which does not fill as much as you might think. In addition, the book's protagonist Francois is the same age as myself, so maybe there is a hint of something recognizable there. Nomatter - give Michel Houellebecq a chance!