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Aesthetician

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overture opera guides; parsifal
the ring of truth
richard wagner bio
ludwig bio
history of england vol i
the growth of literature vol i
oral literature
heroic poetry
 
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Thats an amazing list how have you time to work and spend a couple of hours on this site, you must be a multitasking super amazon woman.
 

FairstoodtheWind

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In the middle of Conn Iggulden's series of novels on Gengkis Khan. Pure brilliance with a pretty accurate basis in fact.

Alternating with a book of straight history. Currently reading Marc Morris' The Norman Conquest. Slow going as he establishes all the family connections and power plays going right back to the rise of Edward the Confessor to the throne. But picking up fantastically now that William is planning and resourcing his invasion from Normandy. As good for his analysis of the sources, especially the Bayeaux Tapestry as the narrative history itself . Top stuff.

Next novel will be Iggulden's Empire of Silver dealing with Genghi's sons, the final book being on Kubla Khan.

Next straight history book will be John Guy's biography of Thomas a Beckett.
 

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Give Us back the Bad Roads by John Waters. A tough read.

No... it's a tonic to the dreck spewed out by the IT RTE and all...Like a big icy bottle of lager after a day in the fields in a heatwave. You won't agree with everything he writes , a couple of times I shouted...oh for F%#@k sake ...John! No wonder you have a target on your big bony back... When a man cannot say things another man does not like ...


It's a book about everything...nearly. Father/son relationships, memory, old cars and roads, tyranny of public belief systems, history, geography, censorship, Ireland...read it and be glad you did..if things stay on their current trajectory you will not be able to read such books - 'unapproved and seditious'

Support a real Irish writer and buy the damn thing.. then read it and give it your full attention, don't be looking for the lads on here to 'summarise the gist of it'......go to Easons and insist they order it too .. double whammy
 

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Hey chambers you are the lucky one, did you know that old people nearing their final breath expressed their wisdom & they wish they had worked less.
 

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.. When a man cannot say things another man does not like ...


It's a book about everything...nearly. Father/son relationships, memory, old cars and roads, tyranny of public belief systems, history, geography, censorship, Ireland...read it and be glad you did..if things stay on their current trajectory you will not be able to read such books - 'unapproved and seditious'
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Kind of, but, its the same old same old. Some of us out here are trying to evolve... others evoluting.
 

An Fiach Ban

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Just finished 'The Time Machine' by HG Wells

Meant to read it back in '69

- but only got round to it in 2019!!!💫

Worth waiting for....
I read it years ago, quite frightening as well. Its funny how Wells and Aldous Huxley are always presented as visionaries, that they were so clever and perceptive that they were able to craft in writing a prophetic vision of the future, Wells was a Fabian Society member, Huxley seems to have been involved with the Freemasons, one wonders how much of this stuff is prophecy and how much they actually transcribed as the Lodge Master spoke about their plans for the future.
Indeed the central premise of The Time Machine is Humanity splitting into two groups were one group preys on the other for bodily substance may have happened some time ago.
The Elites are using children's blood to rejuvenate themselves:
This startup takes cash from aging adults in exchange for young people’s blood
And if that's a public start-up company, what has been going on in the "product development stage".
Those vampire myths weren't even allegories.
 

An Fiach Ban

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And another one of Wells "prophesies" that ought to raise a red flag was "The Shape of Things to Come" first published in 1933, which tells the story of a great war, ie the Second World War that starts in January 1940 and drags on for decades reducing Humanity back to the agricultural age, however luckily for us, we have in Basra of all places a secret society Wings Over the World which is so technologically advanced it raises Humanity up from this squalor and establishes a One World Government that is ruled over by a benign leadership, dedicated to improving our intellect and reaching for the stars.
I loved this film as boy, only later I saw it again, and picked up some of the hidden imagery and messages in it. Consider that in 1936 when it was made, Hitler had a Naval pact with Britain, and was still to grace the cover of Time magazine two years later:
At 4:47 when discussing the possibility of war, "another speech by Him"
At 12:30 the shadows on the wall when they are about to march to war, most definitely look like Him
Made in 1936 remember, the film starts the war at Christmas, so only out by three months.

 
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