Book Review: Twilight of Idols and Anti-Christ by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche’s ” Twilight of Idols and Anti-Christ” sharply criticizes the dominant values, institutions, and beliefs of his era. Accordingly, this bold work encourages readers to challenge their own assumptions and fearlessly explore long-accepted traditional ideas. “Twilight of the Idols” was penned in 1888, while “The Anti-Christ”, was composed shortly after in the same year. And Nietzsche’s mental breakdown occurred in early January 1889, just a short time after completing these works.

Book Review: Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844–1900) is known for his provocative and unconventional ideas. He often expressed views that were in direct opposition to prevailing religious, moral, and societal norms, particularly when it came to his criticisms of Christianity. He challenged many deeply ingrained beliefs and values of his time. His rejection of Christian morality and emphasis on individual will and self-assertion align with certain aspects of pagan thought and provide a philosophical foundation for those seeking to break free from Christian historical and social dominance.

Book Review: The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

When I seek literature that is intricate and profound, I turn to the works of Dostoevsky. And this time, I picked up, “The Brothers Karamazov”. Dostoevsky dedicated almost two years to crafting “The Brothers Karamazov,” serialized in The Russian Messenger from January 1879 to November 1880. Sadly, he passed away less than four months after its publication. This masterpiece has since been hailed as one of the paramount accomplishments in world literature.

Book Review: The Rebel by Albert Camus

The Rebel by Albert Camus is an exploration of the implications of the act of rebellion in response to facing the absurdism that the world has to offer. It was first published in 1951. This happens to be my second read after The Stranger by the same author. Being a collection of essays, the book lacks a conventional plot development. Moreover, it’s not an easy read. The following paragraphs resemble notes I took while reading the book. At the moment, I don’t feel equipped to review this work by Camus.

Book Review: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

This was my third Vonnegut novel after Timequake and 2BR02B. The book has the similar approach at satirical jab at the tough parts of life that often get overlooked. However, I feel it has a touch of sci-fi also with elements such as time travel and aliens. Slaughterhouse-Five, is also called, The Children’s Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death was first published in 1969. In the book, Kurt Vonnegut takes a real close look at the whole anti-war scene. He’s picking up on Nietzsche’s anti-morality vibes. For instance, Vonnegut explores the…