mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: The Stranger (The Outsider)

I read this originally in French class, sometime during my high school career. (Where I was a music nerd, and a hard-core nerd, long before that was remotely cool.) Most of this famous existential work was read aloud in class, … Continue reading →

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Classics of Travel Literature — The Odyssey & The Hobbit

The Odyssey The Odyssey is a story about a homicidal maniac (Odysseus) who refuses to ask for directions. This tragic flaw, shared by many men, leads his crew to disaster. Some are eaten by monsters, some are eaten by their … Continue reading →