I have an idea of a work of Comedy like that of Dante, but written today. And just as Virgil did not recreate the myths of Homer when he wrote his epic in Latin, just so the new Comedy will not make... More > from scratch the universe in English. If it is a ‘Divine Comedy’ then it must be Christian, almost Catholic, and it must in fact have the same three realms, divided into the different areas of punishment and closeness to God.< Less
Jason Powell's prose account of his time in Iraq belongs with those of the poets Robert Graves, Siegfried Sassoon, and David Jones, with whom he shared the distinction of being a soldier of the Royal... More > Welsh.
Describing intimately the major incidents of the final, bitter months of the British occupation of Iraq, and told from an insistently personal point of view, the account ends with the certainty of salvation.< Less
... the possibility of experiencing eternal consciousness; finally being able to know your self; hearing your inner guide's voice; attaining to heavenly infinite life and knowledge - these on the... More > one hand. And on the other... : a handful of supernaturally talented individuals run everything; a conspiracy with global reach; withheld knowledge of advanced science; a plot to steal consciousness from us; alien visitors who have made a home for themselves; rewritten and falsified history; ancient creation myths are actually true
These are Icke's themes. An attractive and mad collection of ideas, for sure. And yet there is something about them or concealed in them which is right for these days. What is it which makes Icke so impressive at the same time as his writing is - mostly - so improbable?< Less