Description Drawing on various sources, this book examines varieties of love, faith, hope and illusion, to suggest an unusual possibility: that when the search for what we expected to find - in the forest or in our own hearts - ends in failure, we can now begin the hard and disciplined quest for what is actually there.
The Dumb House - Staff Choice by Iris I don’t usually read a lot of horror, mostly because – let’s face it – I am a huge wimp and I wouldn’t be able to sleep after reading something too scary. However, The Dumb House is one of those books that I’d heard a lot of people talk about on Youtube (or 'booktube', specifically), and I figured I’d jump on the bandwagon. This deeply disturbing and yet strangely compelling story is about a man who is obsessed with the ‘innateness’ of language. He develops an experiment which involves raising two captive children in his cellar without ever exposing them to any form of human language. I especially loved the beautiful writing style and the unreliability of the narrator.