I really enjoyed reading everyone's comments on the blog yesterday and it kept making me think of a quote from one of my favourite books-
“You are not special. You're not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else. We're all part of the same compost heap. We're all singing, all dancing crap of the world.”
If you've never read the book or watched the film I strongly advise you to.
It is graphically violent (so be warned!) but it's so much more than that, there are lines in the book that have stayed with me since I've read them.
It looks at our society, consumerism and a rejection of being spoon fed a life that is defined by what car you drive, and instead going out and changing things for ourselves. I'm not going to spoil it if you haven't watched it but I'll leave with one more quote from the book -
“Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need.”
Who else loves this book and film? Do you think it's a good social commentary?