Category: Existentialism

Review: Play It as It Lays by Joan Didion

Play It as It Lays by Joan Didion Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 43 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. Joan Didion’s Play It as It Lays is included in Time magazine’s “100 Best English-Language Novels from 1923 to 2005.”… Continue Reading “Review: Play It as It Lays by Joan Didion”

Review: Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet

Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet Final Verdict: 3.0 out of 4.0 YTD: 25 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. Our Lady of the Flowers is existentialism for gay French drag queens. Seriously.  The story is narrated by one of… Continue Reading “Review: Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet”

Review: Existentialism and Human Emotion by Jean-Paul Sartre

I can’t write a long review on this one, because I just don’t feel up to it. I’m not a philosopher but, that being said, Sartre (and the translator) certainly made existentialism, to an extent, accessible to me as someone rather unfamiliar with the… Continue Reading “Review: Existentialism and Human Emotion by Jean-Paul Sartre”