Book Review – The Red-Haired Woman by Orhan Pamuk

From helping dig a well to creating a valuable property company, this story charts the progress of Cem set to the backdrop of the expansion of Istanbul. Cem and his wife Ayse can’t have children and yet they’re obsessed with the stories of Oedipus and Rostam and Sohrab, even naming their property company Sohrab. TheContinue reading “Book Review – The Red-Haired Woman by Orhan Pamuk”

The Diary of a Buddhist Cat

Hello, my name is Freddie. I am a cat. I live in a house with another cat called Gemma and two humans, John, and Mary. I am about 3 years old though I can’t remember how old I am exactly because they took me away from my mum when I was very young, and myContinue reading “The Diary of a Buddhist Cat”

The Diary of a Buddhist Cat

Hello, my name is Freddie. I am a cat. I live in a house with another cat called Gemma and two humans, John, and Mary. I am about 3 years old though I can’t remember how old I am exactly because they took me away from my mum when I was very young, and myContinue reading “The Diary of a Buddhist Cat”

The Diary of a Buddhist Cat

Hello, my name is Freddie. I am a cat. I live in a house with another cat called Gemma and two humans, John, and Mary. I am about 3 years old though I can’t remember how old I am exactly because they took me away from my mum when I was very young, and myContinue reading “The Diary of a Buddhist Cat”

Dubliners by James Joyce

I tried reading this book 20 years or so ago and didn’t finish it. But I finished it this time and I was sorry it had to end. Now I’m going to read “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man”. Dubliners is a collection of troubling stories about Irish life just before independence.Continue reading “Dubliners by James Joyce”

Coming soon – The Diary of a Buddhist Cat

Hello, my name is Freddie. I am a cat. I live in a house with another cat called Gemma and two humans, John, and Mary. I am about 3 years old though I can’t remember how old I am exactly because they took me away from my mum when I was very young, and myContinue reading “Coming soon – The Diary of a Buddhist Cat”

Pilgrim’s Progress – Book Review

Another classic book that everyone ought to read at some point in their lives even if religion and / or Christianity holds no interest for you. To give it its full title, The Pilgrim’s Progress from This World, to That Which Is to Come is a 1678 Christian allegory written by John Bunyan. Strictly speakingContinue reading “Pilgrim’s Progress – Book Review”

Coming soon – The Diary of a Buddhist Cat

Hello, my name is Freddie. I am a cat. I live in a house with another cat called Gemma and two humans, John, and Mary. I am about 3 years old though I can’t remember how old I am exactly because they took me away from my mum when I was very young, and myContinue reading “Coming soon – The Diary of a Buddhist Cat”

The Mary Celeste Society

This excerpt is from the book entitled 40 Strange Groups. Little is known about them, hence the shortness of the book and the low price. ============================== On 5th December 1872, the ship Dei Gratia was about 400 miles east of the Azores, when crew members spotted a ship adrift in the choppy seas. Capt. DavidContinue reading “The Mary Celeste Society”

Nestorian Christians to recreate the Mongol Empire (NECREME)

This is an extract from the book 40 Strange Groups which is currently on sale. The Nestorians are followers of Nestorius (c. AD 386—451), who was Archbishop of Constantinople. Nestorianism is based on the belief put forth by Nestorius that emphasized the disunity of the human and divine natures of Christ. According to the Nestorians,Continue reading “Nestorian Christians to recreate the Mongol Empire (NECREME)”