My friend Jennifer Rangel posted this picture on FB and I HAD to share it with all the tumblr lovers out there.
Some info about the place: she said “it is a hostel called away with the fairies in Hogs Back South Africa. The guy who wrote Lord of The Rings lived here and it’s believed to have geographically inspired the lord of the rings trilogy”
I’ve just completed the whole anthology. I only had to read six of the eleven for class, and I read the remaining five on my own.
I really enjoyed the writing, while the plots weren’t as interesting. There’s a lot of meaning in each story, and it’s really for the reader to take it as it is.
I’m going to try and tackle a Tolstoy novel next, although I do have another anthology with different stories that I’ll read as well.
My favorite Tolstoy story. His mastery of human psychology is second only to his ability to tell stories. The fact that this story is perfectly relevant to many people I see working in finance today makes it truly amazing.