Ali Deniz Uslu, offering us a confrontation with a bitter awareness in the harmony of poetry, prose and aphorisms with his new book “Karganın Duyduğu”, is an author of whose work we’ve been enjoying. We asked him to share his reading memo with us.

What are you reading at the moment?

Sabahattin Ali-İçimizdeki Şeytan

 

Which literary hero(ine) do you most identify with?

Henry Chinaski

 

What was the last book you recommended to someone?

Charles Bukowski-Ham on Rye

 

What is your favourite children’s book?

Jules Verne-20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

 

Which book makes you laugh most?

Aziz Nesin-Nah Kalkınırız

 

The sexiest book in the world?

Bram Stoker-Dracula

 

Your favourite book with a moral tale?

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche- Thus Spoke Zarathustra.

The greatest ending to any novel is The ending of George Orwell’s “1984″.

 

Giyotinin belleği

Dün gece intihar düştü aklıma

Becerememekten korktum

Ölmeyi de beceremez mi insan?

Hem yaşamak bu kadar zorken?

Kervanları hep yolda düzdüm

Çok yanıldım, denedim değişmeyi

Öfkeyi de sevdim

Çünkü yalnızken yanımda bir tek o vardı

İçimi boşluk dolduruyor bazen

Giyotinin belleği benim ki

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