The Call of Cthulhu – Book Review

This is the classic horror tale from H.P. Lovecraft about the mystery of the cult of Cthulhu, conjuring up a dark and terrifying world. An island appears from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean during an earthquake. The buildings don’t seem to be built in a recognisable way to the crew of a small vessel who have the misfortune to land on the island and encounter the dreadful squid-dragon creature. The only survivor is brave enough to steer his boat straight at the monster, tearing it to pieces, however when he looks around the creature is recombining itself somehow.

The cult of Cthulhu is practised in remote parts of the world. When the earthquake starts, people who’ve had contact with the cult go insane and have terrible nightmares.

There is little dialogue in this story and it’s almost all description, telling the reader not showing them.

Mystery Groups – Discount Book

Do YOU have trouble putting IKEA furniture together? Yes? Here’s a Buddhist group who can help

40 odd groups that are surrounded in mystery. Little is known about them, hence the shortness of the book and the low price.

Buddhists for Peaceful Ikea Furniture Assembly (BPIFA)

Buddhists belonging to this group can be phoned by purchasers of Ikea flat-pack furniture and asked to come along to the purchaser’s home to provide a peaceful environment when the furniture is being put together. BPIFA have discovered a more harmonious environment promotes more peaceful furniture assemblage and encourage IKEA customers to use their services.

The BPIFA even bring along spare Allen keys just in case there aren’t enough provided. One satisfied customer, George T Trent of Oklahoma said, “Without those Buddhists, why that furniture might still be unmade to this day – those Oms really calmed me down, especially when I felt like shooting the instructions with ma shotgun. Those Buddhists really made things easy. They were non-threatening in every way, but I am not sure I could wear orange all day.”

This is just one example of the fictional groups covered in this book at a discount.

Bech: A Book – Book Review

This is a very entertaining book and extremely well written. John Updike must have been ever so pleased with himself after writing this book about such a smug, clever, and witty writer!

Henry Bech isn’t a sympathetic character. I don’t like him. He can’t say anything without trying to be clever in that insufferable way some people have who want to always show how intelligent they are. He also seems to be a magnet for the ladies. But, this is fiction isn’t it? Bech’s sword is mightier than his pen.

The book is about Bech visiting an Eastern Europe still behind the Iron Curtain, taking drugs with his girlfriend / mistress and then sleeping with her sister, visiting a girl’s academy in West Virginia, spending a few days in London and meeting a gossip columnist, and finally being inducted into a literary society.

This is a writer’s testament as to what it was like to be a writer in America in the 1960s.

How the Yeti was named and other funny stories.

I have written eleven stories including the obituary of a former flying ace who died along with his guide dog as they free-climbed Mount Robson. There’s a rejection letter to William Shakespeare for his play “Hamlet” and an explanation for the building of Silbury Hill in England. I also researched, from ancient texts, the story of how the Yeti received its name.

Discover these stories in this book – available at a discount between 11th January and 18th January.

You can also read an updated rendering of the Three Musketeers and discover the true meaning of words such as aroma, portfolio, and drastic. 

Mr Stone and the Knights Companion – Book Review

This is a thin book by VS Naipaul that is slightly difficult to read as it contains a lot of self-contemplation by Mr Stone on how he’s reacting to the presence of other characters. Rather than showing us, the author tells us, often in turgid details so it’s like wading through a small bog, you can get through it but it’s an effort. This seems to be a feature of certain writers such as Virginia Woolf, Joseph Conrad, and now VS Naipaul.

At the age of 62, Mr Stone is a confirmed bachelor and enjoying life. Then he meets a recent widow and decides he wants to wed her. They call each other ‘Doggie’ as a term of affection, a way of accessing each other’s loving feelings if they’ve had a falling out. This marriage seems to change Mr Stone and he conceives an idea ‘the Knights Companion’ for his company and puts the plan into action with the help of a man called Whymper who ends up trying to take the credit and getting the daughter of Mr Stone’s sister in the family way.

I’m glad I read the book, but I’m not sure I’ll read any other books by VS Naipaul, even though he did win the 2001 Nobel Prize for Literature.

The Call of Cthulhu – Book Review

This is the classic horror tale from H.P. Lovecraft about the mystery of the cult of Cthulhu, conjuring up a dark and terrifying world. An island appears from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean during an earthquake. The buildings don’t seem to be built in a recognisable way to the crew of a small vessel who have the misfortune to land on the island and encounter the dreadful squid-dragon creature. The only survivor is brave enough to steer his boat straight at the monster, tearing it to pieces, however when he looks around the creature is recombining itself somehow.

The cult of Cthulhu is practised in remote parts of the world. When the earthquake starts, people who’ve had contact with the cult go insane and have terrible nightmares.

There is little dialogue in this story and it’s almost all description, telling the reader not showing them.

How the Yeti was named and other funny stories.

I have written eleven stories including the obituary of a former flying ace who died along with his guide dog as they free-climbed Mount Robson. There’s a rejection letter to William Shakespeare for his play “Hamlet” and an explanation for the building of Silbury Hill in England. I also researched, from ancient texts, the story of how the Yeti received its name.

Discover these stories in this book – available at a discount between 11th January and 18th January.

You can also read an updated rendering of the Three Musketeers and discover the true meaning of words such as aroma, portfolio, and drastic. 

Mystery Groups – Discount Book

Do YOU have trouble putting IKEA furniture together? Yes? Here’s a Buddhist group who can help

40 odd groups that are surrounded in mystery. Little is known about them, hence the shortness of the book and the low price.

Buddhists for Peaceful Ikea Furniture Assembly (BPIFA)

Buddhists belonging to this group can be phoned by purchasers of Ikea flat-pack furniture and asked to come along to the purchaser’s home to provide a peaceful environment when the furniture is being put together. BPIFA have discovered a more harmonious environment promotes more peaceful furniture assemblage and encourage IKEA customers to use their services.

The BPIFA even bring along spare Allen keys just in case there aren’t enough provided. One satisfied customer, George T Trent of Oklahoma said, “Without those Buddhists, why that furniture might still be unmade to this day – those Oms really calmed me down, especially when I felt like shooting the instructions with ma shotgun. Those Buddhists really made things easy. They were non-threatening in every way, but I am not sure I could wear orange all day.”

This is just one example of the fictional groups covered in this book at a discount.

How the Yeti was named and other funny stories.

I have written eleven funny stories including the obituary of a former flying ace who died along with his guide dog as they free-climbed Mount Robson. There’s a rejection letter to William Shakespeare for his play “Hamlet” and an explanation for the building of Silbury Hill in England. I also researched, from ancient texts, the story of how the Yeti received its name.

Discover these stories in this book – available at a discount between 11th January and 18th January.

You can also read an updated rendering of the Three Musketeers and discover the true meaning of words such as aroma, portfolio, and drastic.