Two things that have got me through life are books and music. They’ve always been constant companions and continue to do so even as we live in these unprecedented times.
What always continues to amaze me, particularly when reading books that were written over 30 or 40 years ago (sometimes even older), is how forward thinking some writers were.
I’m currently reading the third book of James Herbert’s The Rats Trilogy Domain. A great writer will always know and write people well; and they can sometimes even provide little glimpses into the future. Although the story is set in the aftermath of a nuclear attack, this book is still relevant to our current climate. Here’s a quote from the book (first published in 1984) that made me chuckle:
Wherever you are in the world today please keep safe. Look after yourselves and each other. And read a good book.