Originally uploaded by screenpunk
I'm into reading these days .. i picked up Gogol because of a movie actually .. The Namesake .. about a guy who gets named after Gogol because his fathers life is deeply connected with Gogols story "The Overcoat" (De mantel)
The tagline "In the end we all come from Gogols overcoat" made me want to read it. Now i read it, i do not really see how that relates, but the story is amazing. So far i also read "Diary of a madmen" (Dagboek van een krankzinnige) and thats very tragic, yet funny.
In the short stories Gogol writes on pointlessness in bureaucratic organisations and thats a theme i can relate to pretty well.