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The Savoy Truffle by Patrick Harpur
The Savoy Truffle by Patrick Harpur
The Savoy Truffle, Patrick Harpur

I loved this very funny, blackly comic novel, set in the Home counties in the 60's. A family of young siblings of varying ages, each a distinctly drawn strong character, interacts in an idiosyncratic alliance that helps them cope with an impossibly self-centred father and a delicate mama. You will soon get used to the peculiar dialogue. Aided by a support cast of odd neighbours, friends and animals, the story moves hilariously in leaps and bounds through a series of surprising, bizarre episodes. Cliff-hangers abound, one of them literal. Everything is resolved happily in the end, though why the long-suffering kids took back the errant Dada is a… Read more
Daimonic Reality: A Field Guide to the Otherworld by Patrick Harpur
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I love this book. It is a deceptively easy read about awesome and mysterious things. It draws profound parallels between many disparate phenemona (fairies, lake monsters, ufo's, crop circles, etc) and pulls them all under one umbrella concept - Daimonic reality. The writer carefully allows the reader to think in a fluid way about happenings that can't and shouldn't be explained away reductively, but instead can be allowed to float through our imagination to give a more expansive feeling for the amazing flow of cosmic life of which human beings are but one part.