Monket, I completely agree with you on the stereotypical tattoos front. I haven't read the book but you couldn't really get more stereotypical than that apart from having a "mum" tattoo really but even then, that's more chavvy.
The world is just illusion always trying to change me.
You will find wonder wherever you can, and spread joy whenever you are able.
I felt emotions of gentleness and pleasure, that had long appeared dead, divide within me. - Frankenstein.
I havent finished it yet but i'm in the middle of Angelology by Danielle Trussoni, its a bit odd and not usually the sort of thing i read but its quite good!! Its slightly confusing at the start though and a little hard to get into but when you do its brilliant!!
I also just finished Plain Truth by Jodi piccoult :)
Have you ever looked fear in the face and said "I just don't care"?
"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn't be, and what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?" - Alice, Alice in Wonderland
I finished The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson a few days ago and I would definitely reccomend it. The author is awesome. Of course there are graphic descriptions but if you can deal with that, totally worth reading. After that, I'm not sure I can ever find a book that will appease me.
Recently finished Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? And bloody loved it. Favourite book I've read recently.
Now reading A Clockwork Orange - it's the kind of book I regret watching the film of before I saw the film, as all I can hear when I read the book is Malcolm McDowell's voice! But I like it - I understand Burgess' complaints when the book turned into film, as it visualises a lot of the subtle but smart violence.
Both were beautifully written. I choose books that calm and occupy my mind without adding to the horrendous dreams and thoughts I struggle with. They might not be to everyones taste, but I find them just brilliant.
Here's the day you hoped would never come,
Don't feed me violins, just run with me
through rows of speeding cars.
21 on the run, on the run, on the run
From myself, from myself and everyone
I better leave the light on
The darkness, The sweetness, The sadness, The weakness,
O, I need this
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